This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years by: Jaquelle Crowe

This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen YearsThis Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years by Jaquelle Crowe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If Jesus changes everything, following him is worth risking all. And that’s the truth. If you take away one thing from this book, let it be this: Jesus has no half-hearted followers. He demands all. And when he saves you, he changes it all. The inevitable questions is only how?

Does that statement scare you? Make you uncomfortable? Does it speak truth to you? To be honest, it does all three to me. I don’t have teenagers in the house anymore but in 12 years or so my grandchildren will be challenged by the gospel. The thing is, you don’t have to have teenagers or be a teenager to read this. This is gold!

The following eight chapters are centered on the six things that a Christian does.
Treasures Christ
Devalues Everything else
Puts Faith In Christ Alone
Knows Him
Suffers for Him
Becomes Like Him.

As you can see, there is a progression in these six things. Without treasuring Christ, you can never be like him and without devaluing everything else, you cannot suffer for him.

The chapters are
Our Identity
Our Story
Our Community
Our Sin
Our Disciplines
Our Growth
Our Time
Our Relationships

The “our” part makes gives the reader ownership of their walk and pursuit of holiness and truth. The author has the gift of language that grips the heart of readers that do want to know Jesus more. The text centers around worship of God that is in spirit and truth that changes everything.

I will be reading more of this teacher/author. Solid teaching.

A Special Thank you to Crossway and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.

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