Thursday, November 21, 2019

Real Change for Students

Every honest Christian knows the need for change. But how to get there? How do young Christians move forward from struggles both big and small? And how does our faith in God affect our everyday thoughts, feelings, and actions?
In this six-session small group resource for students, participants have the opportunity to reflect on one particular area in their lives and then to learn more about how God changes us to become more like Jesus. All of us struggle to love God and those around us, but God has promised to keep working on us. And God always keeps his promises. The change his gospel produces will make your life and your relationships truly beautiful.
This self-contained resource with leader's notes will encourage small group participants to understand and apply a biblical view of change to their lives and relationships.
Real Change for Students is based on the CCEF model of change from David Powlison's course, Dynamics of Biblical Change. The easy-to-use six lesson format and included leader's guide encourages students toward an honest discussion of their own struggles while providing an understanding of how a relationship with Jesus Christ brings change through their faith.
Topics addressed include understanding how we typically respond to trouble and pressure; how the cross of Christ brings comfort, help, and change; and how we can grow to be like Jesus in the hardest circumstances.
Within this small group resource are biblical insights, discussion questions, and a personal change project to help young adults seeking to change negative patterns and live by faith in all circumstances. While the study material is designed for young adults within small groups, it can also be used for one-to-one Christian discipleship study, too.
Rooted in biblical Scripture, Real Change for Students draws on the established CCEF Three Threes model of change in simplified form to help young adults better understand biblical change and grow to be more like Jesus in everyday life.

My thoughts: This book is an excellent one for student age groups to study, since it talks about how we can pursue real change in our lives to make us more like Jesus. I appreciate that this book goes all out and tackles where your heart is before going from there. I like how the sections are set up, with thought provoking questions that will help stimulate conversation or journaling. This book isn't real long, so it's perfect to do with a group or on your own.
I received this book from New Growth. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.

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