Searching for Tom Sawyer: How Parents and Congregations Can Stop the Exodus of Boys from Church

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The Story of Boys—Lost in the Twenty-first Century:

  • 70% of all Ds and Fs go to boys
  • 85% of stimulant-addressing medications prescribed in the world are prescribed to US boys
  • Boys are falling behind girls in virtually every area of life
  • 70 -90% of boys will leave the church in their teens and early twenties

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Overview

The Story of Boys—Lost in the Twenty-first Century:

  • 70% of all Ds and Fs go to boys
  • 85% of stimulant-addressing medications prescribed in the world are prescribed to US boys
  • Boys are falling behind girls in virtually every area of life
  • 70 -90% of boys will leave the church in their teens and early twenties

Searching for Tom Sawyer offers parents and church leaders a compelling vision and practical principles for how, together, they can change that storyline by forging boys into heroic men.

“More than 70% of the young men who are raised in church abandon it during their teens and twenties … Tim Wright examines the problem and offers real solutions to one of the greatest challenges facing the church today.”
—David Murrow, author of Why Men Hate Going to Church

“No one who cares for boys, and equally no one who cares for kids and families should miss Searching for Tom Sawyer.”
—Leonard Sweet, professor at Drew University and George Fox University

“Tim Wright’s diagnosis of why most of our congregations struggle to connect with guys is eye-opening and stunning … As the father of three boys, I wish I’d had this book years ago. As the pastor of a congregation, I’m glad I have it now.”
—Pastor Jeff Marian, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Burnsville, Minnesota

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  • ISBN-13: 9781449786205
  • Publisher: Author Solutions dba WestBow Press A Division of T
  • Publication date: 3/11/2013
  • Pages: 158
  • Sales rank: 997,068
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

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    Challenging Boys to Become Heroic Men ¿ Followers of Jesus T

    Challenging Boys to Become Heroic Men – Followers of Jesus




    Tim Wright’s book Searching for Tom Sawyer: How Parents and Congregations Can Stop the Exodus is highly endorsed by highly respected church and ministry leaders, educators, life coaches, and businessmen. 




    At a time when we are seeing the alarming number of an estimated 70% of the young men raised in the church abandoning church involvement in their teens and twenties Tim Wright carefully analyzes the problem and offers positive solutions to the challenge.




    Tim’s writing is:




    • Articulate, timely, and relevant
    • Well researched and documented
    • Diagnostic and analytical
    • Practical and Engaging
    • A clarion call to action




    A helpful appendix provides suggestions supplementary lessons for parents and class coaches and suggestions for additional, books and programs that reinforce the principles and concepts introduced throughout the book. 




    Tim’s credentials include over twenty-five years as a church pastor, as an established writer, and as a trainer of pastors, Christian educators, and church leaders. The core focus of Tim’s message is a challenge and call call for: “Parents and congregations, partnering together to lead our boys into manhood…in a heroic quest to follow Jesus.”




    Searching for Tom Sawyer is must reading for of every pastor, youth director, family counselor, and Christian parent.






    A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

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  • Posted April 9, 2013

    Outstanding identification of the problem and practical advice o

    Outstanding identification of the problem and practical advice on what to do about boys and men leaving our churches.

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