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Disappointed With Jesus?

Gavin Calver

Disappointed With Jesus?

Gavin Calver

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"Of a group of 10 to 15 people," writes Gavin Calver, "only one other person and myself are still going for God. Those who packed it in claimed to be disappointed with Jesus. Really they were disappointed with church."

Today, still in his twenties, Gavin is on the leadership team of Youth for Christ, but his personal pilgrimage hasn't always been easy. It was tough living up to the expectations of a preacher's son and he knows that you cannot survive on inherited faith.

This is an 'insider's' view on why young people give up on God, and an attempt to help them develop faith robust enough to survive the adolescent years.
- Publisher.

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About "Disappointed With Jesus?"

"Of a group of 10 to 15 people," writes Gavin Calver, "only one other person and myself are still going for God. Those who packed it in claimed to be disappointed with Jesus. Really they were disappointed with church."

Today, still in his twenties, Gavin is on the leadership team of Youth for Christ, but his personal pilgrimage hasn't always been easy. It was tough living up to the expectations of a preacher's son and he knows that you cannot survive on inherited faith.

This is an 'insider's' view on why young people give up on God, and an attempt to help them develop faith robust enough to survive the adolescent years.
- Publisher.
- Koorong

As Gavin Calver had to discover for himself, you can't survive on inherited faith. He found it tough to be the son of a preacher man. Conscious of the eyes and expectations upon him, he got thrown out of Sunday school, slunk off to smoke in the car park during sermons, and eventually abandoned church entirely in favour of Wimbledon football club, girls and booze. Today - still a young man - he leads British Youth for Christ. His passion is to reach the generations that continue to be lost to the faith. This new edition brings his own story up to date and spells out his remarkable and ambitious vision of how the missing can be shown the path to personal faith. About 25% of the material is completely new.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Gavin Calver

Gavin Calver is head of church resources at Youth for Christ in Halesowen, West Midlands. He is author of Disappointed with Jesus?

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A Book Every Christian Parent, Pastor and Youth Worker Should Read!
4 stars By Dr. Bernard Low, Nov 16 2015
Gavin Calver, author of this book, works for Youth for Christ. Based on his experience growing up in a Christian home and as the son of Clive and Ruth Calver who are well-known in British evangelical circles, Gavin openly shares his struggles with his faith, with church, with the expectations heaped on him as a Christian leader's kid, and also with his parents leaving him behind in the UK while they went to America in response to God's call. Gavin points out that churches in the UK (and that is true of other countries too) are not doing very well in terms of embracing youth and their culture. He argues that churches and parents should be aware of the changes and issues going on in a young person's life, especially as they go through various life transitions into adolescence. Gavin helpfully points out that adolescents on the one hand want independence; on the other hand, they also need the home and church to provide them with a structure in which they know they are loved and accepted. Gavin asks parents not to live the faith on behalf of their children but to allow them to work through various faith issues so that they can own the faith themselves. Similarly, church leaders should lovingly walk alongside the youth in their churches and give them the space to allow biblical teaching to shape their values and change their lifestyles. This is a book that all Christian parents, pastors and youth workers should read.   
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  • Catalogue Code 299023
  • Product Code 9781854249807
  • ISBN 1854249800
  • EAN 9781854249807
  • Pages 192
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Monarch
  • Publication Date Apr 2010
  • Sales Rank #90758
  • Dimensions 198 x 130 x 10 mm
  • Weight 0.197kg

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