Ruth Marlene Friesen: Welcome!
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,
has creative ideas,
likes to give
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and
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,
how to grow in faith
how to share your faith
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eBOOK in beautiful colours, or read the first 8 chapters on this site, if you have time to stay a while. Start READING HERE!
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A Book I can Highly Recommend
A Contemporary Snapshot of Youth Culture
by George Barna
Published by Regal Books, 2001 ISBN: 0830726632
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
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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