How can a son, raised in an authentically Christian home, reach adulthood and then make the choice to walk away from the faith he has learned since infancy...while his sister, raised in the same home and circumstances, grows into a sure, stable, and closely-treasured belief in God and his promises? Why do people from mixed marriages fall away from the church more often? What are the signs that an adolescent is having something more than a normal identity crisis? How can Christians respond to deep, probing questions of faith from those who are struggling, without closing the door on their return to the Christian fellowship?
Drawing on the latest sociological, psychological, and religious research - and most importantly, drawing on the wisdom of Scripture - Brian Simmons seeks to answer these and other important questions about the process, implications, and consequences of apostasy. A must-read for anyone who's ever questioned the faith - or loved someone who did.
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Dr. Brian Simmons teaches at Cascade College in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches communications and works with theater students. He holds degrees from Oklahoma Christian University, Pepperdine University, and Purdue University. His years of teaching and mentoring college students have given him a tender heart for the faith and life struggles of young adults.
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Book Description Abilene Christian University Press, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 891124969