The Mentor's Guide to my devotional, Brand New; a 40 Day Guide to Life in Christ, is ready for purchase!
The job of this book is to enhance the first. The Mentor's Guide is what I wish I would’ve had in my hand when I started youth ministry more than 15 years ago. It’s what I wish I had in hand during college when my roommate and I were having conversations about new faith. It’s what I wish I had in hand every fall when we trained leaders how to effectively lead small groups.
My first book, Brand New; a 40-Day Guide to Life in Christ is a 40 day devotional. It’s practical and walks through the basics of Christian faith; the story of the Bible, the character of God, and the practices of Christian life. Each day has Scripture to read, questions to answer, and a prayer. The book is a great tool for small groups or mentoring relationships because it provides opportunity for discussion and reflection.
I wrote the Mentor’s Guide, because I know it can be intimidating to lead someone (or a group) through a Bible study when you don’t have all the answers, are unsure how to structure it, and feel like a little back up would be nice. If you think, "I'm a leader and I'm ready!" this book is for you. If you think, "I'm not a leader and I'm terrified to lead another person!" this book is for you.
Jesus is clear that we are called to make disciples. He isn’t just talking to pastors and leaders–He’s talking to all of us! The Mentor’s Guide will help you walk through the basics of faith with anyone. In the section of tips for leaders you can glean tips for awkward silence, distractions and how to make the most of your time. For each day of the study, the Mentor’s Guide has additional Scripture, possible answers and tips for the questions the book asks, and the big picture for the day you’re studying.
To purchase Brand New and/or the Mentor’s Guide, you can check out amazon (click any links on the blog home page or the "Brand New" page on the top of the blog) or at lexhampress.com you can buy both books as a bundle (lexhampress.com often has the best deal). If you’re considering using Brand New for a large group, contact Lexham Press for bulk purchases.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Matt 28:19–20)
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