Teens love to peek inside the inner thoughts of other teens. Over 140 prayers and reflections by teenagers from all over the United States have been collected in Dreams Alive. Their reflections touch on themes and feelings at the heart of young peoples' experiences: the future of the environment, the importance of friends and families, the challenges of making important decisions. Honest and articulate, optimistic or doubtful, these prayers reflect the insight and humor with which teenagers keep their dreams alive.
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Copyright: Jan. 1, 1991
Size: 6 x 9
Length: 88 pages
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By Janet Brownlee, The Anglican Journal, September, 1992
Dreams Alive: Prayers by Teenagers, is an honest little book filled with prayers written by teenagers from across the United States. Its title comes from one of the prayers: "Dear God, help me to keep my dreams alive, my ideas burning bright . . ."
The prayers are universal and understandable because they touch on feelings often experienced by every teenager, such as loneliness, confusion, fear of family break-up, and the wonder of God. . . .
This book of prayers would be worthwhile in any teenager's life. It tells them that they are not alone in this world and that God is there to help. It would also be a good book for adults to help them remember, and learn, what young people are feeling about themselves and God.
By Michael O. Nowlan, New Freeman Paper, March 28, 1992
It is easy to get excited about a book like Dreams Alive because it offers so much to young people. It is a prayer book that will let youth know that the same fears, hopes, loves, and joy are shared by their peers in almost all parts of the world. What is even more important is the avenue it opens for youth who do not know how to pray.
Dreams Alive is an exceptional little title that deserves wide distribution among parish youth groups. Any teen who reads Dreams Alive is certain to get a new perspective on prayer and what prayer means."