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When They Turn Away: Drawing Your Adult Child Back to Christ

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When an adult child leaves the church and turns away from the faith of his or her childhood, parents are left with feelings of failure, confusion over what happened, and fear of what may happen next. Statistics show the breadth of this problem: As many as 75 percent of children who grew up in Christian homes leave the church by the time they are twenty-five (Barna Group). ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published December 10th 2010 by Kregel Publications
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Denise
I found this book both immensely practical and scriptually sound. I liked that this is not a formulaic book with a list of steps that must be followed precisely in order to achieve the desired results i.e. "Ten easy ways to fix your adult child." Also, this is in no way about beating people over the head with the Bible. The author starts out by giving you some interesting background on why so many young adults are abandoning their faith--why they are "just not buying any of it." Then he gets to ...more
Sherry
May 21, 2011 Sherry rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All christian parants or grandparents.

This is an excellent book. He explains the four steps you need to take to help bring your child to faith in Christ:

1. Offer your heart to the Lord.
2. Turn your heart to your child.
3. Draw your child's heart to yours.
4. Point your child's heart to Christ.


He says that many people make the mistake of thinking that they cannot influence their children once the children become adults. So long as you have a relationship with your child you can improve that relationship and influence the child to fait
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Peggy
Feb 15, 2011 Peggy marked it as to-read
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I "won" this book as a First Reads, and I am looking forward to reading and digesting it. I am the parent of two teenagers, and I worry about where they (and their generation) are spiritually. Although they are still at home, the time is short before they are out in the world. Indeed, the influences of our culture have already greatly impacted them. I hope to get insight on how to influence them for Christ as young adults as opposed to children.

More review to come after I receive this book and s
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Ruth
May 01, 2011 Ruth rated it really liked it
I loved the wasy that the author spelled out the steps to help turn your adult children's hearts to God. First it needs to start with you. Won't go on with mentioning the following steps because so much more detail needs to go with each step. After I read this it gotg me to thinking that so much of the information could also be used to draw other family members to God. I thought Rob did a very good job at bringing out the neccessary points but at times it did get a bit repetitious. Over all I ...more
Catherine Jacobs
Jun 26, 2014 Catherine Jacobs rated it it was amazing
So many parents today have issues and broken relationships with their grown children. This book is an excellent resource for struggling parents as it outlines four steps to draw your grown child back to you and then to Christ! It is a book to read, contemplate and then read again, as you prayerfully reach out to your beloved adult child. It has greatly influenced and empowered me in my walk with my grown children.
Audrey Grant
Aug 02, 2011 Audrey Grant rated it really liked it
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I won this one in a free online drawing here on Goodreads! It was a good book! While my kids are 16 and under, my first husband is a perfect example of this book and it was a huge help to me in answering some worries I have had in how to NOT walk the same road my ex-in-laws are walking.
I will recommend this book to others!
Melody
Feb 03, 2011 Melody rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
This book not only illustrates why we lose our
adult children but ways to draw them back to
Christ! I would highly recommend this book as
an awesome encouragement that there are things
we can do! Do check this out. I am going to
get some more by Rienow, I really like what he
has to say.
Angie
Jul 30, 2011 Angie rated it really liked it
Thank you Good Reads and Kregel. This is my first time winning a book on Good Reads and I am so excited. Can't wait to receive in the mail. God knows what we need when we needed and He is always on time with his provisions. Thanks again!
Sharon
Mar 31, 2011 Sharon rated it did not like it
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everything rienow writes appears to be right. that's not the problem with this book. the problem is that he is right in such a way that no one wants to be right with him. he crosses the line into sanctibullying again and again.
Karen Klein
May 12, 2013 Karen Klein marked it as to-read
Started this and it's really good, but I have so much going on right now that I'd rather read it another time when I can really concentrate it.
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