Saturday, August 03, 2019

"Radically Different" by Champ Thornton

Just got my hands on the brand new resource from Champ Thornton, Radically Different: A Student's Guide to Community and its matching parent/leader guide.

These books officially come out on Monday, but I got to read some advanced versions and offer this unqualified endorsement:
Raise your hand if you want the middle-schoolers in your life to understand the world and their place in it. Good news! Champ Thornton has crafted a terrific new resource to help students make sense of...well, everything, especially the tangled world of relationships. Utilizing the #GoodBadNew biblical storyline worldview lens, "Radically Different: A Guide to Community" gives readers simple yet profound hooks on which to hang all of the complicated relational aspects of their young lives. By investing a just little time in this creative Bible study, teens will gain great clarity in how to relate to their parents, friends, family, church, and God. If you raised your hand, you will want to give this clever book out to all of those beloved middle-schoolers and maybe grab a leader's guide for yourself.
I'm a big fan of Champ's previous books The Radical Book for Kids and Pass It On, and this one is no less good. I'm scheming up ways to use it in youth ministry this Fall.