Troubled teens and autistic children both require very special love and attention. Next Friday’s featured author, Rob Cook, works with teens on the edge. The following week, we’ll meet Tim Fountain the father of an autistic son. Both find their help and strength in the Lord Jesus Christ. Today, I’m featuring a little information on these two very special books so you can get the dates on your calendar so you can enter to win a signed print copy of their books!
Troubled Teens & Autistic Children
Meet Rob Cook, March 31st – April 6th:
Robert Cook has dedicated the last 20 + years of his life to reaching teens for Christ, the first 9 in traditional church youth ministry. The last 11, as the Executive Director and Pastor of 252 Underground Youth Ministry, a parachurch organization he founded in 2004. He knows what he’s doing because he was a troubled teen himself.
Through practical experience gained in the trenches of frontline street ministry to the youth in his community, Robert breaks the stereotypical notion that this young generation does not care about the things of God. Robert has been the keynote speaker at several writers’ conferences around the country and is the winner of the Colorado Christian Writers Conference Pacesetter Award.
Rob lives in Pennsylvania, PA with his wife Stephanie and son, Christian, and pastors St. James Church.
REGENER8 is an 8-week devotional, but it’s so much more than that. It’s a foundation builder – a blueprint for life.
It’s relevant and controversial. It’s in your face.
REGENER8 takes the training wheels off your spiritual sprint and rips down the speed limit signs. This fast-paced book will challenge you in every area of your life. While this book is packed with life-changing truth, we opted for no preservatives and no sugar-coating. Just 100% of your daily allowance of in-your-face Gospel truth.
The only requirement is that you leave your preconceived notions about God and Jesus at the door, and commit to a journey of change based on God’s spiritual truths. Are you up for the challenge of REGENER8? Are you tough enough to handle 8 weeks, 8 lessons, and 8 truths? Are you tired of playing life? If so, let’s REGENER8 your life.
Meet Timothy Fountain, April 7th – 13th:
Timothy Fountain grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Southern California despite having no football skills. After a stint running a jackhammer and then three years in the Army, he abandoned thoughts of a legal career, attended a seminary in New York City, and devoted almost thirty years to Christian preaching. He and his wife, Melissa, and their two sons, one a lad with autism, moved to South Dakota in 2004. Tim continues a life of trial and error as a husband, dad, family caregiver, preacher and writer.
Raising a Child with Autism:
Autism affects 1-in-68 American children, so when Tim and Melissa Fountain received the news that their Joey was “the one,” they looked to their poor gardening skills for guidance. Autism is a profound neurological disorder that impacts language, self-care, and social skills. Coupled with each person’s unique individuality, parenting an autistic child can be doubly difficult. For Tim and Melissa, watching Joey “act out” reminded them of wilted flowers among strong weeds — which to pull, which to water? The Fountains reworked, replanted, and reseeded in hopes Joey would bloom into his normal self.
Raising a Child with Autism provides parents of disabled children tips and techniques, hope and encouragement, in thoughtful, easy-to-understand ways.
Learn how to apply family love, spiritual wisdom, and strength as you grow your autistic child from a bud to bloom. While you weave your way through the weeds of a disability, you may realize, as the Fountains learned, that no one is ever truly prepared to manage a disability, but you can, with love and faithfulness, grow great kids!