Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens

Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens

Resource Review, Stewardship, Teens
Edited by Dorothy C. Bass and Don C. Richter (Nashville: Upper Room, 2003), ISBN: 0-835809-75-7, 304 pp., paper, $16.00US/23.25CDN Review by Jane Schuyler, congregational support specialist for the Reformed Church in America. The magic number is eighteen. Eighteen adolescents and eighteen adults collaborated to identify eighteen Christian practices that are of particular interest to teens. Using language and graphics that are appealing to teens, the eighteen chapters, each portraying a particular practice, feature a variety of voices and perspectives on Christian faith, including diverse racial and ethnic viewpoints. The chapters can be used in any order. Students and leaders are encouraged to begin with a practice that will engage them at a deep level. Several chapters are of particular interest to those emphasizing stewardship, including “Stuff,” “Food,” “Creation,” “Work,” and…
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