Many teens are active in church youth programs, yet drop out of church later in life and never return. Other young adults rest on the merits of their parents' faith without ever experiencing their own relationship with Jesus Christ. In Growing Up Christian, Karl Graustein and Mark Jacobsen seek to help teenagers who have grown up in Christian homes by reminding them of the blessings of growing up in a Christian home, warning them of some of the dangers they face, providing practical suggestions for avoiding these dangers, and urging them to think and live in a way that pleases God.
"As a 'church kid' myself, I know the dangers that accompany being so familiar with the things of God that you take them for granted. . . .[this] book is one that can shake teenagers and parents out of a false sense of safety and ignite a much-needed spiritual passion."
- Joshua Harris