Tuesday, February 26, 2008

77 Talks For Bored-Again Teenagers

77 Talks for Bored-Again Teenagers
by Steve Maltz
Kregel Publishing
PO Box 2607
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
©2003 349pp Soft Cover
Have you tried talking to teenagers recently? It did not make much sense now did it, especially if you are a teenager. Well trying to talk to them about Christianity is even more difficult. For that reason Steve Maltz wrote a book all about getting the little punks to begin to understand Christianity. He called it 77 Talks for Bored-Again Christians.
77 Talks is divided into 7 sections. Each section has ideas in it for what to talk to a teenager about and how. It begins with the red section, for talking with non-believing teenagers, and goes until the violet section, for talking with teenagers who believe but are sick to death of the same endless Sunday school lessons. In all of these sections you are given a topic, typical responses and ways to make those responses look really phony. I assure you nothing makes teenagers madder than honestly telling them that they are phonies.
The problem is that teenagers are unlikely to listen to reason because they tend to be overconfident and bored, hence the title. In truth the only time that teenagers were ever smart or open-minded was when you were one. So get this book and do what you can for the confused adolescents in your life. After all, you probably would not be talking with teenagers if you were not responsible for their being here.

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