Only Jesus can offer true freedom. Do our teenagers believe this? Today their friends not only say that God doesn’t exist, but that he’s not even good. How will young Christians discover that the Bible is God’s good word for his world?
This book is like a training manual in how to use the Bible to take on life. In more technical terms, it’s an introduction to Christian ethics for youth. They will learn to use a framework (“the kite”) to take on any topic in a comprehensive and faithful way (the first three chapters). Then they will put it into practice as they explore specific topics: studies, money, suffering, violence, sex and identity. They will discover for themselves why Jesus and his Word help us to live freely better than anything else. They will see that Jesus is always good, always consistent, and always tells a better story than the world, if they dare to listen to him. And as they grow and practice, they will show those around them a new freedom.
We have designed this book with many images, stories and videos (accessible by QR codes in the book), and we are going to print it in colour: all in order to make it more accessible and interactive for students. It has been written with 15-20 year olds in mind, although it will be helpful for other ages too. There are resources for small groups that make the book and great too for youth groups and churches.