A typical example comes from the very first page, titled "God's Promises When You Want to Be Cool:"
"Stylin', chillin', and rollin' your wayThree Bible verses follow: Romans 12:2 (about not being shaped by the world), Hebrews 13:15 - 16 (sacrifices that please God), and 1 Peter 2:9 (about being chosen by God).
Are fine when you're breakin' no rules.
But helpin', respectin', and followin' God's ways
Are the only way to be cool."
What I Like: The book is certainly attractive; I wanted to pick it up and read it right away. The Bible verses seem on target, and I think this is a handy book for parents to pull out when their boy is experiencing a crisis, has a concern, or is not behaving as he should.
What I Dislike: This book could be more comprehensive; it's a good beginning, but seemed a little thin at times. The average number of Bible verses per topic is four.
Overall Rating: Good.
Age Appeal: 4 - 8
Publishing Info: Thomas Nelson, 2010; ISBN: 978-1400315925; hardback, $12.99
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