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This site is like Ruthe, the heroine of my novel, Ruthe's Secret Roses

Ruthe is . . .
intimate with God,
prays a lot,
a bleeding heart for the hurting,
a big sister,
rescues friends,
has creative ideas,
likes to give surprise gifts,
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and marriage,
dreams of writing a book
goes the extra mile

So this site offers;
good books to read!
help to become Friends with Jesus,
The One Ideal Real Friend
a cure for loneliness
An Older Sister's Coping Secret
how to pray Panic Prayers,
& regularly/daily
how to grow in faith
Christian mentoring,
how to share your faith

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A Book I can Highly Recommend

Real Teens

A Contemporary Snapshot of Youth Culture

by George Barna

Published by Regal Books, 2001 ISBN: 0830726632
726632: Real Teens: A Contemporary Snapshot of Youth CultureReal Teens: A Contemporary Snapshot of Youth Culture

George Barna's well-known research group has conducted nationwide surveys and close up interviews with teens for several years. From these he draws a snapshot of what the current teenagers are thinking and where they are headed.

Barna says a transition to a new group happens every 15 to 20 years. Mosaics are the youngest of five such named generations. We've got Seniors (born 1926 or earlier), Builders (1927-1945), Baby Boomers (1946-1964), Baby Busters (1965-1983) and now the Mosaics (1984-2002). Enough time has passed so the nature of this group can be identified.

By the way, he suggests forgetting the media's names for our current teens, Gen X or Y, because young people hate being labeled like robots. Barna prefers Mosaics because of their eclectic lifestyles and activities, their non-linear thinking, more fluid relationships, cut-and-paste core values, internet focus, and blend of customized multiple-faith views and practices.

Sharing glimpses of their survey results, Barna explains them in a narrative interpretation that makes it easier for youth workers, parents, and others to get a handle on relating effectively to Mosaics.

Recently I started teaching a high school class of teens in Sunday School. Although I'd taught some of these students five years ago in a Junior class, I've been going through a bit of culture shock as I get to know them all over again. This book is exactly what I needed! It'll be a reference book for a while to come.

(Reprinted with Permission from Provident Bookfinder)

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