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Inter-Varsity Press Bored with God: How Parents, Youth Leaders and Teachers Can Overcome Student Apathy

In this book, Sean Dunn catalogs what he's seen of apathy in his ministry to youth. Teenagers can be frustratingly sleepy in their faith, but once these slumbering giants are awakened to a life with God, they can apply virtually tireless energy to the problems of a world bored with God. And their energy is particularly contagious. Dunn offers sympathetic guidance from the Scriptures for keeping apathy from spreading and for shepherding students into spiritual hunger.
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Bored With God by Sean Dunn is a captivating and compassionate look at the causes and cure for spiritual apathy in the youth of todays church. From the opening sentence of the introduction, familiar scenarios draw in the reader. It is this insight into the lives of church youth that is so valuable.While Dunn has done an excellent job of identifying the problem of hypocrisy in church youth, as well as some of the its causes and the different forms it takes, he seems to be less specific about its cures. Admirably, he makes the point in several places that prayer is always the starting place, and he does this in such a way that it is not a mere clich. But I was left with a vague dissatisfaction; I wanted him to say more. His sub-points in each chapter are good, but brief frequently no more than a paragraph. He makes appropriate Scripture references, but again, I wished for more clear Biblical applications. His sections on personalizing Scripture in prayer were some of the most appropriate examples of that practice I have read in some time. It was not a blanket to claim every promise of Scripture, and I was grateful for that.Bored With God will be a helpful resource for parents and church leaders alike. Though not exhaustive, it is on the mark in its assessment of much of todays youth culture. Pam Glass, Christian Book Previews.com
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