Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Win 'Wild Grace' Books For Your Entire Campaigners Group

Win more free resources for Campaigners by commenting below.  

Through a random drawing we have chosen our winner of 'Redefining Beautiful' from
last week's post. Congrats to Rhiannon McNulty from Newburgh, Indiana. Please send us an email with your address and the # of copies you need.  

If you've been a Young Life leader for any time at all, you’ve likely struggled with choosing the right resource for your Campaigners group. For some groups, a simple Bible study will work. For others, a book study may be better. It just depends on your group of friends, and sometimes it can take some trial and error. As you gear up for the new semester, I hope this series of posts will help you find a book that can be a great fit for your friends in your Campaigners group. -Kristen Baird
 
“Grace is God’s decision to change everything. Goodbye earthly labels. Stupid. Unpopular. Ugly. Failure. No longer. You aren’t who they say you are. You are who He says you are. Spiritually alive. Connected to God. Amazing.” - Max Lucado, Wild Grace
That’s the definition of grace I want my high school friends to know. What a sweet reminder of Christ’s love. This week’s book, Wild Grace,by bestselling author Max Lucado, will teach our friends that if they let God’s grace change them, shape them, and strengthen them, their lives will never be the same.
Our high school friends go through a lot of junk. Much more drama and temptations and pain than I ever remember dealing with at their age. The pressures and disappointments of this world are shaping them, and day after day, satan is controlling the voices of the world. He comes to “steal their peace, kill their dreams, and destroy their futures.” But God’s grace? It has the power to silence it all.
Grace can change the lives of our high school friends in amazing and powerful ways. Their lives are messy and sometimes they end up in big trouble. But when they let God’s grace work on them, it can change everything. Each chapter of Wild Grace describes another miracle that happens when we let God’s grace take over.
Reading through Wild Grace, I thought specifically of some of my high school friends.If only she understood God’s grace, or, she really needs to hear this, were thoughts that kept jumping out at me. I thought of specific girls I’ve known, and their specific stories and pain. This book is written just for our high school friends. It’s written for the one who knows Jesus, and it’s also written for the farthest kid from Christ. Everyone can use a dose of grace; those of us who are already walking with Jesus daily as well as those of our friends who haven’t come to accept Him yet.
Wild Grace will meet the needs of your high school friends. It will teach them the life-changing power and extent of God’s grace. It will find them where they are and change them.
I’m excited for the possibility of using this with a Campaigners group soon. It’s written in a way that it’s perfect for small group studies. Each chapter has a Your Story section, with questions for the reader and space to fill in an answer. This is a fairly short book, with just 10 chapters, which makes it easy to go through in one semester.
Let’s make sure God’s grace happens to our high school friends.
You can preview Wild Grace HERE and order copies HERE.
I’d love to give away some copies to a lucky leader out there! The winner will get copies for his/her entire Campaigners group! Enter by leaving a comment below. We’ll announce a winner next Tuesday.

Today's guest post was written by Kristen Baird. Kristen has been a Young Life leader in Nashville, TN for five years. She led throughout college and is now a career leader. Kristen works in Christian book publishing, and has some awesome resources to share with us for Campaigners studies. Chat with Kristen on Twitter at @KristenBaird.

39 comments:

  1. I would love this! Looking for a new lesson for campaigners!

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  2. Definitely interested in this! Sounds great for campaigners.

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  3. this would be so great for our campaigners group!

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  4. Pick me!! I would love to share this truth with my high school friends!!

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    1. And I don't know if Kristen will see this but this is kati van dunk! I was a leader with her in Nashville when I went to Belmont for a semester. Hope all is well and glad to run into here!!

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    2. Ahh! Hey girl hey! Miss you so much friend! Things are great here...still leading at O-Town!! Hope you are well!

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    3. I would love to use this book with my girls during early morning campaigners! This is Tanya Raedeke in Belton MO:)

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  5. This would be perfect for so many of our campaigner kids!

    Cassie Kraus-Traverse City, MI

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  6. Just starting up campaigners after starting up YL at our school last year. This would be a good fit for our group!

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  7. Love it! I've been looking for just the right study for my Young Lives friends!

    Karen-
    In Texas

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  8. Love it! I've been looking for just the right study for my Young Lives friends!

    Karen-
    In Texas

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  9. Love it! I've been looking for just the right study for my Young Lives friends!

    Karen-
    In Texas

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  10. Love it! I've been looking for just the right study for my Young Lives friends!

    Karen-
    In Texas

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  11. Love it! I've been looking for just the right study for my Young Lives friends!

    Karen-
    In Texas

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  12. My second year as a leader and my first year to get a campaigners group started!! Would love to have this book!!!

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    1. I have kids that range from followers to new believers at camp this past summer, to the moa lost!! This book sounds perfect!!

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    2. I have kids that range from followers to new believers at camp this past summer, to the moa lost!! This book sounds perfect!!

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  13. I have been doing an after camp study with my girls. And they are finally excited about campaigners! The topic of Grace would be perfect. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us :)

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  14. Thus would be awesome for my Wyldlife Campaigners-I've been looking for something just like this!!

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  15. Would love to get some copies of these!

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  16. This would be a great book for the senior girls I have in Campaigners, to help them on getting prepared for heading off to college.

    -Rika Friedrich, in Cape Girardeau, MO

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  17. This would be perfect for our groups!

    Brandi
    Houston, TX

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  18. I'm wondering if this would work with college students?

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    1. Hey there, it's geared more toward high schoolers, but it's an adaptation of the adult book, Grace, for Max Lucado that comes out in Sept. I'd suggest using the adult version with college students. Here's the link: http://www.thomasnelson.com/grace.html

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  19. I would love to have this resource. We are trying to revamp our entire campaigners and get them excited about reaching their friends!

    John Hicks
    Clover, SC

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  20. We've been pressing in to the gospel hard lately, especially the idea of grace and how much bigger & better it is than we can imagine! Would love to share this with our Campaigners group as we come off of an amazing camp trip filled with kids who discovered Christ in a new way but are struggling to remember the sweetness and all-covering nature of His grace as they fight the temptations and hardships back home! Seems perfect for them!

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  21. Check this out, it sounds awesome!
    -McKenzie Lentz
    Gainesville, FL

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  22. This looks great! I love anything Max Lucado!

    Katie Yoder

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  23. Our Campaigners has been growing since camp. I have seen a lot of growth and the teens have been digging deeper. This book would be an excellent asset to our group. We would love to win this for our area. Thank you, God Bless, Mary WestMilford YoungLife

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  24. Our Campaigners has been growing since camp. I have seen a lot of growth and the teens have been digging deeper. This book would be an excellent asset to our group. We would love to win this for our area. Thank you, God Bless, Mary WestMilford YoungLife

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  25. Our Campaigners has been growing since camp. I have seen a lot of growth and the teens have been digging deeper. This book would be an excellent asset to our group. We would love to win this for our area. Thank you, God Bless, Mary WestMilford YoungLife

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  26. Chris Chirico
    San Mateo, CA

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  27. Sounds great for my Campaigners kids in Bergen County, NJ. Thanks for making this available.

    - Brian Hall

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  28. This is great, I'd love to get some books for my Campaigner kids. Thanks!

    - Matt Nguyen
    San Luis Obispo, CA

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  29. This would be awesome for CAmpaigners in Richmond, VA!

    Thanks!
    Conner Boillat
    Richmond, VA

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  30. Gosh this would literally be perfect for my campaigners! They all struggle with letting go of their past and holding onto our father. This book would be awesome for our group!!
    -William Floss
    South East Michigan YL!

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  31. jose alcerreca
    Goodyear,AZ
    jalcerreca7@hotmail.com

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  32. This would be wonderful for our campaigners!
    Ken Webb
    Dunwoody

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  33. I know a group of girls out here in West Texas who could benefit from this book used in campaigners! PICK ME!!
    Lauren Siler- Lubbock

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