Follow Jesus: A Christian Teen’s Guide to Navigating the Online World.
You can purchase the book
HERE on Amazon.
If you are a Christian parent, I know how important it is for you to raise your kids with the Biblical virtues and values we honor in following Christ. As our kids get older and begin to expand their world beyond our reach and control, we can only pray that when they are on their own, they are upholding the Christian principles we teach and practice in our homes.
During the teenage years, we must prepare our kids for independence and slowly start letting go. At this stage in the parenting game, it is nearly impossible to monitor their every move and supervise every choice they make. We need to help our kids develop the ability to make godly decisions when it comes to all the options and challenges they face.
Christian parents want to help their kids build a strong foundation of faith to ensure they truly understand what it means to follow Jesus.
And while we are raising our kids to understand how to follow Jesus in real life, we also must address the other world they live in- the vast and sometimes precarious online world.
Most teens have their own iPhones and we all worry about the choices our kids make when it comes to what they do, who they follow, where they go, and what they see in the seemingly limitless digital world they now have access to.
How can we help them apply all the Biblical values to their activity online?
How can we be assured they will honor their faith in who they follow and what they share on social media?
How can we trust that they will make safe decisions when they are surfing the web?
How can we teach our teens what it means to truly follow Jesus every time their fingers touch those screens?
We can monitor their phones as best we can, but I believe that if our kids can develop an intimate relationship with Jesus, they will be strengthened with confidence, courage, and godly discernment when it comes to the choices they make online. If we can help build their faith and equip them with practical Christian guidelines, our kids will grow to have the spiritual maturity they need to make good decisions on their phones.
I’ve been running a teen ministry for several years, and I’ve learned that many of our teens today don’t have the full knowledge of the Christian faith, nor do they understand the gift of salvation and what that truly means for them personally.
Do your kids have a relationship with Jesus or are they simply going through the motions by going to church and attending youth group without experiencing the profound gift of grace through Christ?
My book will dive into every detail of our glorious Savior and teach our kids how to establish an intimate relationship with Him while offering practical ideas on how to live out their faith in the digital world.
Follow Jesus: A Christian Teen’s Guide to Navigating the Online World will outline eight important Christian Principles, describing in detail what they mean and how our kids can apply each of them in the online world.
The foundation of the Christian faith is grounded in Love, Grace, Humility, Compassion, Truth, Wisdom, Integrity, and Faithfulness. Each one of these principles will build in us, the character of Christ. There is so much our teens need to learn about these important Christian values and virtues and this book will help them develop a deeper understanding of who Jesus is and what it means to truly follow Him.
Each lesson will include:
- A detailed description of each Christian principle
- Pertinent scripture to study
- Online goal-setting worksheets
- Personal behavior checklists
- Important talking tips for discussion
- Suggested applicable prayers
This workbook will be a valuable resource for parents, as well as any Christian youth ministry, school or organization that serves teens.
Please spread the word about Follow Jesus: A Christian Teen’s Guide to Navigating the Online World!
If you are affiliated with any Christian teen organization, ministry, or school, I will send you ONE FREE COPY so you can consider using it with YOUR teens! Simply comment below or email me at Chris@TheMomCafe.com!
May God bless this book and all those who read it.
lisa thomson says
Wow, your new book looks amazing, Chris! it will help countless Christian parents!! Way to go. Congratulations xx Will be sharing!
Tasha Eizinger says
I LOVE this book! It is relevant for the techy world teens must navigate, and it’s written in a way that empowers them. This is a guide that I have purchased even though I have a toddler. It will help me teach her when she is little, and she can read it once she is older. The internet isn’t going anywhere and this beautiful resource will help her life a more faith-filled life.
Julie Jo Severson says
Christine, this book was needed in this world, and the world needed you to write it. It was so specifically meant for you to write. I hear your voice all throughout, and that alone is a blessing each time I go back to it.
DONNA MILLER says
Awesome book Christine! God used you to put together an amazing resource for the Christian parent. And I pray and believe He will use it to impact the next generation being raised up for His glory! Great job sweet friend! Many blessings … Donna xo