Lost Boys: Bring Them Home
A spiritual battle rages for the lives of our young men. Scripture warns that the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy and that's exactly what we are seeing with our young men. Yet history is replete with seemingly helpless...
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A spiritual battle rages for the lives of our young men. Scripture warns that the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy and that's exactly what we are seeing with our young men. Yet history is replete with seemingly helpless battles turned by determined and courageous leaders. McGarvie's new book Lost Boys uses her military background and extensive research to illuminate the current cultural situation and offer a God-led plan of counterattack, laying out the Sword of truth in response to the rampage of: suicide, depression and anxiety, porn addiction, fatherlessness, and the feminisation of our young men. This book is not light reading, by any means, but it brings truth and focus to many of the issues destroying far too many promising young lives today. It is a robust call to adventurous discipleship, and a rally call to take up our weapons of warfare and fight for our young men. Will you join us?
Cindy McGarvie serves as National Director of Youth for Christ Australia.Always one for adventure, Cindy began her career by training as a Nurse in the Australian Army, specializing in the operating theatre. After she left the Army, she took time out to start a family with her husband Rod whom she met in the Australian Defence Force. After travelling the world with kids in tow, Cindy and Rod felt a calling to the mission field and both trained as Bible Translators with Wycliffe Australia. In 1998 they moved to East Africa to serve in a leadership capacity in Uganda for eight years and then Tanzania for four years.During these years Cindy discovered an interest and passion for teaching within cultural contexts. As an avid reader with an insatiable curiosity, she began reading prolifically. She took external university courses in history, anthropology and development.Upon returning to Australia in 2010 Cindy took on the role of Missions Director of Nexus Church in Brisbane for a number of years before stepping into the government sector. This fuelled her passion further for culture, politics and social change. With a desire to serve in Christian ministry again, Cindy was appointed the National Director of Youth for Christ Australia in 2015. Missions has always been her strongest passion.Cindy serves on the board of directors of Wycliffe Australia. In her desire to serve and bring influence within her community, she has been actively involved in her local state high school and served as President of the Parents and Citizens Association until 2019. Cindy lives with her husband Rod in Brisbane. They have four adult children and one completing her final year of schooling.