I am a huge believer in the fact that our teens (and our children) need to be well-versed in the Bible. They need to know the Bible better than anything else.
It’s why I wrote Bible Road Trip™, and the reason I read through the Bible and do Bible Road Trip™ with my own teens. It’s also the reason I wrote Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible–so you can disciple your own kids through the Word.
But what about your teens? If they are believers, they probably have questions about how to live the Christian life.
You’ll love this resource!
How to Live the Christian Life
Alex Early’s The New Believer’s Guide to the Christian Life: What Will Change, What Won’t, and Why It Matters (Bethany House, 2016) is a great primer on what it means to be a Christian.
Alex Early is the Pastor of Preaching and Theology at Redemption Church in Seattle. He has a Master’s degree in Specialization in Christian Thought Theology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master’s in Aspects of Biblical Interpretation from London School of Theology, and a Doctorate in Intercultural Studies from Western Seminary.
The New Believer’s Guide to the Christian Life does a really good job of explaining to teens (and new adult believers as well) what the Bible has to say about the Christian life.
I appreciated the fact that Early grounds his teaching on the Christian life in Scripture. There are lots of quotes from the Bible, and many references to Scripture after statements he makes. As a reader, I was never left wondering where he got his information, or if he had just pulled something out of a hat that sounds good.
I also appreciated that the book focuses on our identity in Christ and how that impacts how we live for Him. It’s not just a book about Christian disciplines. It’s a book about why we do the things we do as believers. These are things our teens need to understand are grounded in Scripture and their relationship with Christ, not just Church traditions that are expendable.
The New Believer’s Guide to the Christian Life is narrative, down-to-earth, easy to read, and grounded in Scripture. It covers both God’s love for us, and the way we express our love for Him. It’s a great read for the new (or young) Christian seeking to live a life in relationship with Christ and with His body, the Church. I highly recommend the book for your teen.
The New Believer’s Guide to the Christian Life by Alex Early
Alex Early covers a number of aspects on living the Christian life. Check out the chapters:
- We Work From Not For Our Identity
- You Are a Beloved Child of God
- Quit Praying for God to Use You: Real Relationship
- Don’t Fake it With God: Real Prayer
- Real Obedience
- Baptism: Cleansed
- Church Membership
- Life in the Church Community
- What about My Money
- Conclusion: What Maturity Looks Like
If your teens are wondering how to live the Christian life, this quick book is a great place to start!
Purchase The New Believer’s Guide to the Christian Life
I want to thank Bethany House for providing me with a copy of The New Believer’s Guide to the Christian Life. All opinions are my own.
Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible
Looking for a family discipleship book that will give you a crash course in leading your kids through God’s Word? I’ve got you covered.
You want your kids to learn and love the Bible.
You want to teach the Bible…
As parents, we deeply desire the best for our kids. We look for the right schools, we make them eat right and exercise, and we get them involved in extracurricular activities. We take our job as parents seriously.
But are we also putting our time and energy into
teaching them the Bible? Giving them the life-changing, soul-nourishing words of Scripture is not only doable, it’s an essential part of parenting kids for Jesus. And the good news is, studying God’s Word as a family doesn’t have to be difficult!
2 Timothy 2:15, ESV, says:
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,
a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Our job, as parents who love Jesus, is to help our kids become approved workers, unashamed and rightly handling the word of truth.
The good news? Teaching the Bible isn’t hard. Your family can learn the Bible together.
…and you can!
A Crash Course in Teaching the Bible to Your Kids
Danika Cooley’s book, Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible, will give you the tools and confidence to study the Bible as a family. It will help you identify and overcome your objections and fears, give you a crash course in what the Bible is all about and how to teach it, and provide the guidance you need to set up a family Bible study habit.
You will finish this book feeling encouraged and empowered to initiate and strengthen your child’s relationship with the Lord through His Word.
Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible will equip you with everything you need to know to teach the Bible to your kids!
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