What’s your story?
We all tell stories to each other–stories about what happened when we were kids, stories about last night, and stories where we dream about the future. Some stories are funny, some are amazing, others are sad, but they all have something in common–each of us is the hero of our own story. Our thoughts, feelings, hopes, and dreams take center stage. But when it’s all about you, it’s also all up to you. You have to make life work, find meaning, and hope for the best even when you mess up or things go badly wrong.
But what if we were made for something different? What if the main character in our life story isn’t us, but it is the God who became like us and is now with us? What if being fully human means knowing him and growing to be like him? What if the way to be fully alive is to be caught up in Jesus’s story?
This 52-week devotional book and small group resource is designed to help you live with Jesus in his gospel story–the good news that your sins are forgiven, your future is assured, and following him is the only meaningful way to live. No matter your age, where you live, who your family is, or what your past, God wants you to experience the freedom that comes in being secure in his love.
Divided into three parts, starting with creation, each section progressively explores the idea that the whole Bible is the unfolding story of Jesus. Through this grid, who Jesus is and why we need him will shape your understanding of freedom and grace and how you grow to be like him. This yearlong study for teenagers and young adults is designed for individual devotional times, but a small group discussion guided by a mentor would help participants to absorb and live out the truths of each week’s teaching.
Our children have it rough in this day and age. Who can they really trust? Everywhere they turn there is danger and an enemy that is ready to devour them. Crime and everything associated with it are on the rise and there is not too much we can do about it. They have to have God in their arsenal if they are to ever survive.
The author Kristen Hatton has put together a 52 week devotional that forces our kids to face their actions and to examine them evaluate them and causes a call to action and true repentance. She uses different scripture as well as other people's stories to bring it all alive to our children and she is "real" with them and it's good, real good. A teenager already begins to think that their parents are the true enemy. They become so knee deep in their sin that they can't ever see past it to the point of defending it. They need a Savior!!! And this author points the way to them finding just that!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse.