Most parents would give anything to anchor their children with a vibrant faith that "sticks" and continues to mature long-term. Yet despite this deep desire, research indicates that approximately 40-50% of high-school seniors drift from their faith after graduation. In response to this problem, the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) has launched the College Transition Project, a national longitudinal study following 400 high-school seniors during their first three years in college. This provocative and needed research is geared to spark a movement that empowers parents, churches, leaders, and adults of all ages to develop robust and long-term faith in kids.
©2011 Chap Clark, Kara E. Powell (P)2011 Zondervan
This book has changed the way I see and think about not just my own children, but my friends' children and especially the teens in my community. I so appreciate the years or dedicated research collected and compiled here. A great (and MUST) read for anyone who has kids, has family members who have kids, have friends who have kids, lives in a community where there are kids present, or attends a church where there are kids in the congregation... pretty much anyone who isn't living under a rock.
I would check it out of a library and scan for good ideas from each chapter, but would not own a book by them.
No, this book is more of a sharing of ideas than a story line.
We need to be intentional as parents to create a community for our kids to grow in that makes up when and where we cannot, and extends other platforms for our kids to take full advantage of their opportunity for salvation and faith.
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