Searching for Tom Sawyer: How Parents and Congregations Can Stop the Exodus of Boys from the Church
By: Tim Wright
WestBow Press, 1663 Liberty Drive, Bloomington, Indiana 47403
9781449786205, $ 13.95, 2013, 138 pages
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 for meeting 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 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.