Why are so many students leaving the church? Perhaps it's because they've relied on others' views of Jesus, instead of discovering him themselves. Tracing the downward spiral from faith to skepticism many kids experience, Hall and Luke share stories and scriptural insights to lead teens on the upward road to wholeness that comes from really knowing Christ. 176 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 176 Vendor: Zondervan/Youth Specialties Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.31 (inches) ISBN: 0310318904 ISBN-13: 9780310318903 Availability: In Stock
Why are so many youth programs struggling to find depth in their students' Christian walks? Why are so many students weak in their faith and fleeing the church after graduation? Perhaps it's because they have merely inherited someone else's Jesus. They've relied on what their family, friends, or pastors have told them about Jesus rather than discovering the living Lord themselves. A true storyteller and a teacher with a heart for ministry, Mark Hall traces the downward spiral caused by spiritual compromise with the world, and then charts the upward road to wholeness and restoration that comes when we claim our very own Jesus. When that happens, believers experience authentic fellowship with the one living God. Through fascinating personal stories, scriptural insights, and discussion questions for practical interactive study, Your Own Jesus---Student Edition will set readers free to live without compromise with the Jesus they come to know intimately and love fully.
Mark Hall is a true storyteller and a teacher with a heart for ministry. He is lead singer and songwriter for the Grammy Award-winning band Casting Crowns, whose first three albums have sold nearly four million copies. He has been in ministry nearly 20 years and has served at Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia, for the last eight years. Mark admits he'd be overwhelmed by life's demands were it not for his wife of nineteen years, Melanie, who also serves as Casting Crowns' road manager. Even on tour, Mark and Melanie homeschool their four children: John Michael, Reagan, Zoe, and Hope.
Tim Luke serves as executive pastor of Eagle's Landing First Baptist Church, where he has been on staff for nine years after serving as editor of In Touch magazine, the devotional magazine of Dr. Charles Stanley's ministry. Tim worked as sportswriter for ten years, the last four as a beat writer covering the Atlanta Braves. He has been married to Karen for twenty years and has two sons, Jacob, and J.P.