Today's teens want to live their faith with conviction and passion—they're ready to stand up and be heard! With Positively Dangerous, teens learn to share their contagious teenage faith through a genuinely Catholic evangelical approach. Positively Dangerous gives young people the tools not only to share the Good News but also to become good news. Incorporate this book into your ministry for mentoring, peer training, or small-class activities. It's also the perfect gift for the teens you know who want to change the world! Ages 13 to 18.
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Copyright: June 19, 2003
Size: 6 x 9
Length: 120 pages
Midwest Book Review, September, 2007
Positively Dangerous: Live Loud, Be Real, Change the World is a book written especially to promote the Catholic Christian faith in teenagers, by offering sound advice for youth ministers grounded in the years of wisdom and experience of author Frank Mercadante, the executive director of a not-for-profit corporation devoted to supporting Christian adult and teen leaders (Cultivation Ministries). Chapters discuss how to promote and grow love for God and one another with authenticity and integrity, and make the most of evangelistic opportunities. The concept described as "positively dangerous" is a beneficial state for people of faith to strive for—in this circumstance, "positively dangerous" defines one who has taken being a disciple of Christ to heart, and actively applies the teachings of their faith to all aspects of their life, including the importance of spreading the Good News. "Nothing is positively dangerous about us if we are not sharing with others our relationship with Jesus. We may intrigue others by our love for God and for people. They may be drawn to us because of our authenticity, even respect us because of our integrity. But without effectively communicating the Gospel and inviting others to experience what we have, we are not positively dangerous." Questions for reflection and discussion round out this charged guidebook ideal for youth ministers of all skill and experience levels.
Review by Jim Cox