In a diverse society where tolerance is preached and practiced as the highest of cultural values, it's tough for teenagers to find 'acceptable' ways to share their faith. In fact, 'Christianity' is now one of the more polarizing words in the Western world - followers of Jesus are known far more for what we're against than what we're for. And that makes it extra hard for students to engage their friends and classmates in conversations about the most important thing in their life.
What we are for is a person - his name is Jesus. And Jesus is not only our salvation, but the most compelling person who's ever walked the earth. But that epic truth is overshadowed by the distractions surrounding Christianity's 'public face' - it's been turned into a political/social/moral word, not a simple description of Christ-followers.
In the student edition of his bestselling book Speaking of Jesus, author Carl Medearis maps out a path that will forever change the way teenagers think about 'sharing my faith.' Using strategies and ideas gleaned from his decades of experience as a missionary in the Middle East, Carl will give students a new vocabulary and a new way of engaging the people in their life - they will discover the freedom 'speaking of Jesus' brings, flavoring all their interactions with his compelling presence.