Living As a Young Man of God: An 8-Week Curriculum for Middle School Guys, for Ages 11-14

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Today’s examples of “real men” often portray bronzed, muscular men with their lives put together. It’s hard for middle school guys to figure out what kind of man they’re going to be, unless you help them learn from the only perfect man.

Living as a Young Man of God is an eight-week study that will help guys focus on the life of Jesus and learn how to deal with life as he would. The activities are fun and interactive, and the age-appropriate discussion questions will have your ...

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Overview

Today’s examples of “real men” often portray bronzed, muscular men with their lives put together. It’s hard for middle school guys to figure out what kind of man they’re going to be, unless you help them learn from the only perfect man.

Living as a Young Man of God is an eight-week study that will help guys focus on the life of Jesus and learn how to deal with life as he would. The activities are fun and interactive, and the age-appropriate discussion questions will have your small group of middle school guys engaged in a study will help them break the code they’ve been taught to live by so they can become the men God intends for them to be. As they study the life of Jesus, they’ll learn: • what to do with their feelings (and that it’s okay to have feelings) • the truth about girls and sex • why it’s important to have other guys in their lives • how to grow closer to their own dad

Guide your middle school guys into manhood with the ultimate example of what it means to be a man. Help break the code.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Karen Jensen
Becoming a Young Woman of God and its follow-up, Living as a Young Woman of God, are designed as eight-week curriculums for middle school girls ages eleven through fourteen, with male counterparts to each book for the same age range. These books are interactive workbooks with brief explanations and lots of write-in activities and questions for discussions. They focus on topics such as what it means to be a man or woman of God, looking at culture and its influence, making choices, setting goals, and more. The female series focuses on feelings and self-worth; although the male series includes these topics, it also includes a look at leading in ministry. All four titles follow the same format and are easily accessible to their target audience. They also do a good job of helping teens personalize the information and internalize the concepts that are being taught. Youth Specialties is one of the leading producers of youth ministry materials and these workbooks continue in that vein; however, given their format, they are not suitable for most school and public libraries. They definitely work best in a small group setting that is focused on spiritual growth and development. In the copies reviewed, the Man of God titles included a brief chapter that was followed by a leader guide/outline to help navigate the discussion while the Woman of God titles did not. Overall the male-oriented titles were slightly more developed than those for girls, but as a whole they comprise a good series of books that meets its intended goal. Reviewer: Karen Jensen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310278795
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Series: Youth Specialties Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Rawson is the middle school director at The Chapel in Sandusky, Ohio. He graduated from Dartmouth Middle School in San Jose, California, had locker number 423, and was not allowed to attend the actual graduation or the dance afterwards! Somehow he still made it. Ken loves to hang out with his sweet wife, Jen, and their kids Ciera, Noah, Charis, and Maverick.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: The Puzzle of Manhood     8
Breaking the Code: The Beginning of Living as a Godly Guy     12
The Real Man: Jesus as Our Model     26
Feelings, Part One: Am I a Wimp? What Are These Feelings?     42
Feelings, Part Two: How to Deal with Your Anger     64
The Girl Chapter: Important Facts about the Opposite Sex     82
Dealing with Temptation and Lust     98
Becoming a Band of Brothers     112
Father Hunger: Getting to Know Your Heavenly Dad     130
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