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Growing Up Christian: Have You Taken Ownership of Your Relationship with God?

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Ecourages 15- to 18-year-olds raised in Christian homes to take responsibility for their relationship with God and to grow in their love of Christ.
Paperback, 235 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by P & R Publishing
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Warren Sibley
I appreciate the need for the book. I thought Graustein did a much better job than is co-author. Some of it was helpful, much wasn't. Much of what I didn't like comes from my bias against what would be considered broad evangelicalism. Much of his advice could be boiled down to "pray and read your Bible." While correct, it rang hollow.

There was that familiar watch out for the evil "out there". He often missed the evil that is "in here" is far more insidious and deadly.
Todd Wilhelm
Mar 22, 2016 rated it did not like it
When the acknowledgements in a book include:

"To Joshua Harris for inspiring and encouraging me in this project."

"To the leaders of Sovereign Grace Ministries for allowing me to include the lyrics to twelve Sovereign Grace worship songs."

"To the leadership of Covenant Life Church for faithfully teaching and living according to the truths of Scripture. Thank you for modeling for me passionate worship and faithful pursuit of Christ."

"To the students, faculty, and staff of Covenant Life School for s
David Miles
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bible-books
This book impacted my early life more than I realized at the time. It really encouraged me to spend more time reading the Bible at an early age, which has definitely helped. I would highly recommend getting this book and going through it.
Melissa J. Troutman
Nov 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Growing Up Christian by Karl Graustein is a book for us church kids, those who grew up in a Christian home and attended church regularly. Aimed toward teens, it starts with a challenge to make sure your faith is genuine and ends with practical advice on how to live your life for God. Each chapter begins with a verse and an illustration, most from real life, and ends with a section of introspection and questions before a song of praise.

While the writing didn’t engage me very well and seemed a lit
Thing Two
Jun 08, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommended to Thing Two by: Jennifer George
A friend asked me to review this book for her, so I read it. It's written for the teenage/young adult crowd who grew up in the Christian church and are wondering what's next. I'm not sure, exactly how he would market this book, because I can't see it lending itself to a typical group study (only because not everyone in the crowd would've grown up in the church). It didn't knock my socks off, but then, I'm not the target audience anymore.
Roman Brichka
Jan 10, 2013 is currently reading it
Shelves: sunday-school
I am using this book as a platform for Sunday school class at our church. It addresses the most crucial questions the teenagers should/will think about. It makes you analyze your situation and take the appropriate steps in your Christian walk. It’s an easy read and I would definitely recommend this book to a teenager.
Jun 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
He brought out some very good points for kids raised in Christian families. I liked how he began with appreciating the heritage you've been given, but then making it your own. I would recommend it to every teen who has grown up in a Christian home.
Aug 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
We used this for a teen girl bible study. It had a lot of good topics to challenge them to make their faith their own and to be grateful for being raised in a Christian home.
Sep 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
I think this book does what it sets out to do. I found it helpful and read it with the idea that I may use it with middle school girls in our youth group.
May 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christianity
This book was very good. Mr. Graustein shows the blessings and dangers of growing up in a Christian home.
Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Good advice for chuch kids!
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