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Alongside: Loving Teenagers with the Gospel By Drew Hill August 20, 2018 / Retail Price: $17.99 Print ISBN 978-1-945270-89-5 RELIGION/Christian Ministry/Youth
The Gospel-Centered Life in Exodus for Students: Study Guide with Leader’s Notes By Kristen Hatton July 23, 2018 / Retail Price: $15.99 ISBN 978-1-948130-06-6 Teens and Young Adults/Religion, Christianity and Youth
About the book: Alongside is a much-needed resource for both parents and those in youth ministry. In this transformative book, Drew Hill unpacks the challenges teenagers face and how youth leaders and parents can share the gospel with them at this crucial age. Full of practical insight and biblical knowledge, Alongside is an invitation to love teenagers well with the hope of the gospel.
Our teenage friends are full of questions and longings. They’re trying to figure out who they are, where they belong, and if they matter during this pivotal time of development—all while facing new realities of loneliness and isolation, despite their social media followers.
Teenagers want to be chased, and Alongside brings scripture to life and helps parents and those in youth ministry practically connect the life of Jesus to the lives of their adolescent children and friends.
Through Scripture and captivating personal stories from years of experience working in youth ministry, Hill pulls back the curtain and invites readers to step into the unfiltered world of teenagers.
How do we start meaningful conversations with our teenage friends? How do we build trust across the dining room table? What would it look like to prayerfully cultivate a group of leaders or parents with a shared goal of seeing Christ transform the lives of teenagers in our communities? What does Jesus have to say about caring for our middle or high school friends and how can he use us in his plan to rescue them?
Alongside offers practical application and biblical truths to highlight the complexities of relational youth ministry, address the needs real teenagers encounter in their daily lives and engage their hearts rather than just their behavior. Hill explores what it looks like to not only share the love of Jesus with our teenage friends but to share our very lives with them as well.
About the author:
Drew Hillis a pastor and author in Greensboro, NC. He is also on staff with the national Young Life office and provides resources for thousands of youth leaders around the world through his blog at YoungLifeLeaders.org. Hill graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary in Colorado. Hill writes, consults, and regularly speaks to teenagers, parents, and youth workers.Alongside: Loving Teenagers with the Gospelis his first book. Drew and his wife, Natalie, have three children: Honey, Hutch and Macy Heart. Learn more about Drew Hill atwww.drewhillspeaks.com. He can also be found onTwitter (@DrewHillNC).
About the book:
The first in a series of small group studies for teens and young adults that traces God’s story of redemption through the whole Bible, The Gospel-Centered Life in Exodus for Students is a twelve-lesson resource written by Kristen Hatton to teach students how to study God’s Word and connect it to their lives.
As students come together to read and discuss they will discover that, just like the ancient Israelites, we all need a Redeemer. As the Israelites grumble, complain, disobey, worship false gods, and try to be their own Savior, teens and young adults will see that they too do those same things. But they will also see how God gives grace to the guilty and over and over again comes to the rescue, pointing to the deliverance of God’s people that is later fulfilled in Christ and the gospel.
With each easy-to-use, self-contained lesson that requires no outside work and can be completed in just one hour, teens and young adults will find and meet Jesus in unexpected places and see the pattern of redemption present even in the Old Testament. As they learn that the entire Bible is one unfolding story about Jesus, and that the same God who spoke to Moses also sent his Son to redeem us from our sins, study participants will better learn how to read Scripture and view it as the “manna” needed for their daily life.
Kristen Hattonis a native Texan now putting roots down in Edmond, OK, with her church-planter/pastor husband and their three teenagers. With a public relations background from Southern Methodist University, Hatton has a wide array of professional experiences, none of which she counts as important as the job of being a “present” mom.
Through leading a small group Bible study of teenagers, she has discovered her passion for teaching and writing about God’s grace. In addition to her own blog, she is a frequent contributor to The Rooted Ministry blog and enCourage women’s blog.
In addition toThe Gospel-Centered Life in Exodus for Students, she is the author ofFace Time: Your Identity in a Selfie WorldandGet Your Story Straight: A Teen Guide to Learning and Living the Gospel.