Wednesday, January 30, 2019

New Growth Press Review: The Gospel Centered Life Exodus for Students by Kristen Hatton

About the Book:

The first in a series of small group studies for teens and young adults that traces God’s story of redemption through the whole Bible, The Gospel-Centered Life in Exodus for Students is a twelve-lesson resource written by Kristen Hatton to teach students how to study God’s Word and connect it to their lives.

As students come together to read and discuss they will discover that, just like the ancient Israelites, we all need a Redeemer. As the Israelites grumble, complain, disobey, worship false gods, and try to be their own Savior, teens and young adults will see that they too do those same things. But they will also see how God gives grace to the guilty and over and over again comes to the rescue, pointing to the deliverance of God’s people that is later fulfilled in Christ and the gospel.

With each easy-to-use, self-contained lesson that requires no outside work and can be completed in just one hour, teens and young adults will find and meet Jesus in unexpected places and see the pattern of redemption present even in the Old Testament. As they learn that the entire Bible is one unfolding story about Jesus, and that the same God who spoke to Moses also sent his Son.

About the Author:

Kristen Hatton is a native Texan now putting roots down in Edmond, OK with her church-planter/pastor husband and their three teenagers. With a public relations background from Southern Methodist University, Kristen has a wide array of professional experiences, none of which she counts as important as the job of being a “present” mom. Through leading a small group Bible study of teenagers, she has discovered her passion for teaching and writing about God’s grace. She is the author of Face Time: Your Identity in a Selfie World and Get Your Story Straight: A Teen's Guide to Learning and Living the Gospel.

My Thoughts and Review: 
I was very excited to receive and read through this book. My Teenage boys recently did a study on Exodus with their Youth Group/Sunday School group at church. I was very glad to have be able to continue it at home with them.

My boys and I really enjoyed the format and layout of the book. We have been adding the Lessons into our Homeschool Day. Each day takes about 15-20 minutes to complete the lesson for the day.

Each lesson includes the following sections:
1. Bible Conversation
2. Article
3. Discussion
4. Exercise
5. Wrap-Up and Prayer
To kick off the lesson, an icebreaker question related to the text may
get participants thinking and talking. From there, Scripture is introduced
and read. Following this initial Bible Conversation, the article
expounds on the passage, or draws out a particular aspect of the passage to help the participants better understand the lesson as a whole. The discussion time then takes the main ideas of the lesson and brings them to the participants’ hearts in more specific ways. The exercise portion varies from week to week, but the goal is to further personalize what has  been taught in each lesson. Finally, the lesson concludes with prayer.

The Lessons are very well written and very comprehensible. I really appreciate the fact that the book is very easy to understand as many times Teens "tune out" Bible Study info because it is not easy for them to understand.

My boys and I continue to go through the study and we look forward to completing it! GREAT Study and something for the whole family to go through together or for Youth Groups to use!

Read a Sample Chapter HERE

Buy the Book: New Growth Press   Amazon    CBD

Where to Find Kristen Hatton Online: 
New Growth Press

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