The Middle Years Ministry

Formerly "The JH Uth Guy", THE MIDDLE YEARS MINISTRY is a Site Dedicated to Providing Resources, Ideas, and Help to Pastors, Leader, Directors, Teachers, Mentors and Anyone Else Working in
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Pivotal and Important 5th-9th Grade Years. The "Middle Years" are not children's ministry, not high school ministry, and are more than just Middle School. It is a unique and specialized ministry.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Review: "Gods at War: Student Edition"


Break Out the Sledge Hammer and Invite Your Group Over, Because It Time to Smash Some Idols and Join Kyle Idleman as He Takes on the God'sAt War!


    Kyle Idleman, author best known for his book Not a Fan, just this week  (Jan. 28th) release the new student edition of this also very popular book Gods at War.   In very similar style to his previous adult books and his also student edition updates, Idleman once again writes a book full of simple, straightforward wisdom. With a mix of historical stories, Biblical examples, and powerful illustrations the book carefully wages war on the gods that are at war in our American lives. 

    Dividing the war plan up into 3 main battles: pleasure, power and love- the book lays out the clear and present danger of our enemy Satan to dethrone God in our lives. The plan in clear, as we know, and idolatry is at the heart of The Fall.  Idleman brings young teen readers back that, and the fact that at the heart of every sin and struggle is honestly an idolatry of something.  Teens (and Us) are surrounded by good things that replace the best things...the God things in their lives.  This book is written to help them wake up and reclaim the life that God has for them, not how the world is trying to define them through things, attitudes and philosophies.

   An absolutely spot on book and so easy to read for young teens through into even the college years. This book would make an outstanding study for full youth groups, small groups, and even one on one mentoring.  Would make a great foundation resource to create a couple week teaching series of your own.  Seriously.... Break Out the Sledge Hammer and Invite Your Group Over, Because It Time to Smash Some Idols and Join Kyle Idleman as He Takes on the God's At War!

CLICK HERE (to get it)

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