Believe: Living the Story of the Bible to Become Like Jesus - Student EditionRandy Frazee, Zondervan, Zondervan Publishing
The Bible is more than just a book of stories. It’s a blueprint for living. The Believe: Student Edition teaches the core beliefs, practices, and virtues of Jesus-followers so that readers can understand how to live out God’s story in their own lives today. As you rea... Read More
As you read through the three big categories of Christian life—beliefs, practices, and virtues—you’ll begin a journey that will take you closer to the heart of Jesus and deeper into the words of Scripture. You’ll learn what the Bible has to say about everything from the nature of God and the identity of Jesus, to prayer, worship, and the fruit of the Spirit. Relevant, practical, and deeply fundamental, Believe: Student Edition is a must-read for any student serious about their faith.
Ordering for your church? We recommend ordering one for each student, plus classroom copies. Also a great book to use as an outreach tool!
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Ages: 13 - 19
About the BELIEVE experience
Know what you believe and why it matters
Grounded in Scripture, BELIEVE is a unique discipleship experience that helps Christians of all ages become more like Jesus in their beliefs, actions, and character. This series illuminates the core beliefs of the Christian faith to help you think, act, and be more like Christ.
The BELIEVE experience includes books of carefully selected Scripture for adults, students, and kids; a companion book for discipleship and growth; a storybook and a coloring book for children; and curriculum for every age group. All editions of BELIEVE unpack 30 key ideas of the Bible: 10 key beliefs, 10 key practices, and 10 key virtues of a Christian, so your whole church can learn to be more like Jesus together.
Flexible and customizable, you can use BELIEVE as a whole-church discipleship experience, or with small groups, adult Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, new member classes, youth groups, children’s ministry, and even community outreach.
How to Think, Act, & Be
THINK. What do I believe?
What you believe drives everything. The way you behave, the habits you form, the character that defines you at your core – all are driven by what you believe. It’s not enough to believe something as the right answer; you must believe it as a way of life. BELIEVE helps you understand the key beliefs of Christianity that, when embraced in the mind and heart, create true change in our individual lives, in the church, and in the world.
ACT. What should I do?
Understanding what you believe is just the beginning. To become like Jesus, your beliefs need to not only inform you but also transform you. It is the practice of reaching up to God and out to others that drive beliefs from your head…to your heart. BELIEVE teaches you the life-giving spiritual disciplines that will lead you in fulfilling your mission to love God and love your neighbor.
BE. Who am I becoming?
Jesus wants us to bear fruit that glorifies God and brings great joy to us and to others. For this to happen, we must remain in Christ. And the longer we remain in community with Christ, the more spiritual fruit, or virtues, we will produce. BELIEVE illuminates the virtues – the outward life changes in us – that are formed by the 10 beliefs and cemented through the 10 practices. It is a grand cycle that shapes us into the image of Christ more and more every day.
- Product type: Bible
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Jun 2, 2015
- UPC: 9780310745617
- Publish Date: Jun 2, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 17
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- Audience Gender: Gender Neutral
- ISBN: 310745616
- Print Size: 11
- Binding: Softcover
- Type: General Use
- General Color: Blue
- Audience stage life: Teen
Customer ReviewsWrite your own review
- Review from Rambles of a SAHM by Fitzysmom on 7/30/2015
Teenage years can be turbulent. Pressure from outsiders and from ones self can make day-to-day living a maze of uncertainty. But what if there were a way to help our teens navigate that path? When they were younger we were so diligent about reading them Bible stories before bed but now that they are older it is easy to set that aside. I say let's not slip into the idea of entrusting others to guide our teens. Instead let's engage them with Scripture and show them that there is a plan and they are part of it.
Randy Frazee's Believe Student Edition is a great tool to begin an in depth study on what the Bible says about how we as Christians should think, act, and be. It goes along with the other editions of the books and curriculum so that you could easily incorporate it into a family study. Each of the thirty chapters cover the exact same topics that the adult and kids' editions cover. The only difference is that the writing is being addressed to the teenage audience it was designed for.
I say that this would be perfect for a family study but I also think it would be a very useful study in youth groups as well. There is a whole student curriculum DVD study that goes along with it that would help introduce each topic to the entire group.
I would recommend this to any family with teenagers or any group that works with teenagers. The study of God's Word will give them a solid foundation and an assurance of who they are and what is expected of them in the body of Christ.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.