In an increasingly unstable culture, being obsessed with what others think is an escalating struggle among teens and young adults, leading to more serious consequences than ever before. Although everyone—whether they are sixteen or sixty—works hard to win someone’s approval or ward off someone’s rejection, these issues plague teenagers and young adults with particular intensity. How teens and young adults answer the big questions of their lives now will affect the direction of their adult lives, for better or worse.
In What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care?: Answers to the Big Questions of Life, Ed Welch extends hope to those weary of hiding behind a mask of performance in order to gain love and acceptance. “I want to draw people to the path of becoming truly human, where you are controlled by God more than other people and where you love others more than you need them to love you,” says Welch. “The result? Genuine loving friendship and the ability to make a lasting impact on the world around us. It is a hard process, but it is wonderful and the results are worth it.”
What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care? is an interactive book written to a teenage and young adult audience, and includes questions throughout for individual or group study.
Publisher: New Growth Press
Publication Year: 2011
Chapter 1 – Somebody Is Watching
Chapter 2 – It’s Everywhere
The Heart of the Matter
Chapter 3 – Three Questions
Chapter 4 – Your Family Tree
Chapter 5 – Worshipers
Chapter 6 – More on Worship
Chapter 7 – When Does a Good Thing Turn Bad?
Chapter 8 – A Map
Who Is God?
Chapter 9 – God Is Holy
Chapter 10 – A Story about the Creator
Chapter 11 – Stories from the Re-Creator
Chapter 12 – A Story of the Redeemer
Chapter 13 – Deep Mysteries about the Redeemer
Chapter 14 – Worshiping the Holy One
Who Am I?
Chapter 15 – What Do I Need? What Should I Want?
Chapter 16 – Love More Than Need
Chapter 17 – It’s Not About Me
Who Are They?
Chapter 18 – Enemies + Friends + Loved Ones = Family
Chapter 19 – “No, You Are More Worthy”
Chapter 20 – Companions on a Bumpy Road