Saturday, March 07, 2009

Dangerous Devotions For Guys by Tim Shoemaker

Dangerous Devotions for Guys is not a science project, though at first glance you might wonder! No, this is a handbook for small group leaders to tweens and teens and is chocked full of object lessons that explode God's Word into real life situations. The book is easily adapted for the use of parents. Author, Tim Shoemaker, is known for his "how-to" and "hands-on" workshops that powerfully equip and encourage the next generation.

Here is my review of this terrific devotional:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Tim Shoemaker and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Dangerous Devotions For Guys" to review for them. I have always been grateful for this generosity, but haven’t been very consistent in taking the time to thank them in a public forum. I really appreciate your time, effort and expense in making a reviewer copy available to me.

“Dangerous Devotions for Guys” is a must-read – make that a must-own – for any youth group leader. This wonderful book by Tim Shoemaker gives Biblically-based lessons for life and some incredibly dangerous and/or disgusting hands-on exercises that will stick in any young man’s head. Frankly, I was blown away with how well the activities complimented the lessons that were being taught. For example, to teach the concept of how God can use each of us although we are different, the author suggests having a water gun fight (with different sized guns) – he also suggests setting up a target to shoot at if it’s an issue for the guys to get wet. And that’s one of the tame exercises. This is truly an amazing read! I think any young man – and many young women – would really enjoy and learn from the ideas in this book. What a creative way to bring kids to God.

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