Way to Live
Christian Practices for TeensDorothy Bass, Don C. Richter • July 2002
"I want to find a way to live that keeps me involved in what God is doing in me and in the world around me. Do you know a way to live that is like that?"
Eighteen teens and 18 adults tackle that question in Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens. Their different points of view and personal stories make living a Christian life real.
"This book invites you into a community of people who don't just go with the flow," say the editors. "This community's image of 'the good life' is not about having lots of stuff or being more successful than other people. Instead, it's about getting involved in the loving, challenging life of God."
Find out how Alexx dealt with all his stuff, how Marie expressed her creativity with a paint roller, what Jack learned about play. These are just a few of the Christian practices this team of writers explores.
Some ancient Christian practices turn up as ways to deepen awareness of God's presence in our lives today. Discover how to use your imagination when reading the Bible—á la Saint Ignatius—and practice tuning in to God like Brother Lawrence of the 17th century.
This fun, graphics-filled book will start teens on the spiritual journey of a lifetime!
A FREE LEADER'S GUIDE filled with engaging, doable things to encourage teen Christian practices is HERE. (Size: 542 KB. Download times will vary.)
Don C. Richter is associate director of Louisville Institute, which supports those who lead and study religious institutions and practices in North America. An Alabama native, Don graduated from Davidson College (AB) and Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv, PhD). An ordained Presbyterian (PCUSA) minister and practical theologian, Don served at Second Presbyterian Church in Louisville (1981–1984) and taught Christian education at Bethany Theological Seminary (1988–1992) and Candler School of Theology (1992–1998), where he was also founding director of the Youth Theology Institute. As associate director of the Valparaiso Project on the Education and Formation of People of Faith (1999–2010), Don wrote Mission Trips That Matter (Upper Room Books, 2008), and with Dorothy Bass coedited Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens (Upper Room Books, 2002). He resides in Louisville, where he sings in the Highland Presbyterian Church chancel choir.
Imprint: Upper Room
Pub Date: July 2002
Trim Size: 6 in (w) x 9 in (h) x in (d)
Page Count: 304
BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Youth
— Kenda Creasy Dean, co-author of The Godbearing Life: The Art of Soul Tending for Youth Ministry "Way to Live gets it! A vibrant, compelling, unique exploration of Christian practices written for today's youth by teen and adult authors. Practices that once may have been no more than a huge yawn during a Sunday-school lesson leap off the pages and connect with teen readers as dazzlingly real and relevant to their everyday lives."
— Patricia Hersch, author of A Tribe Apart: A Journey into the Heart of American Adolescence