Young people are leaving the church today in ever-increasing numbers, but the frantic attempts of pastors and teachers to prevent this from happening have been futile. Solutions to this problem have been proposed, but this mass exodus of the next generation from the Christian faith continues. In this eye-opening book, Deborah Roman describes her own experiences as a child in the church and what it was that kept her from becoming yet another statistic. She recounts her childhood and teenage memories of attending a modern church and describes their impact on her Christian life-but in many cases that impact was anything but positive. From seemingly innocent activities including children's church and giving to missionaries to controversial topics such as speaking in tongues and divine healing, When I Was a Child describes Deborah's own struggles with what she was taught in the modern church. She explains that the only thing that kept her a Christian as she became an adult was her love for God's Word. For each and every topic, Deborah gives a solid Biblical answer to the questions she had as a child. This book is a must-read for any Christian who has ever had doubts about church doctrine or wondered what their children are really getting from the church service. When I Was a Child shows how far the modern church has fallen from the truth of the Bible and challenges each and every Christian to return once more to the truth of God's Word given to us in Scripture.