My Faith, My Life

A Teen’s Guide to the Episcopal Church, Revised Edition

Jenifer Gamber, Foreword by Dr. Lisa Kimball

Sep/2014, 224 Pages, PAPER, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9780819229625



• Bestselling book for confirmations

• Includes study guide questions; a companion Leader’s Guide sold separately

This revised edition of the bestselling 2006 title now includes end-of-chapter questions for the readers as well as updated material sprinkled throughout to reflect what has occurred in the past 10-years in the church and world. 

The Five Marks of Mission and what it means to be a disciple of Christ will be a focus of this new version, which also models student-centered learning as opposed to teacher-driven instruction. For teen study and confirmation preparation, this book can serve as a curriculum for helping teens discover Scripture, church history, sacraments, the meaning and practice of prayer, and what ministry means in the lives of real teens today. A framework for small-group gatherings for each chapter is included as a new section in the back of the book.

For youth, youth leaders, Christian educators, confirmation classes.

JENIFER GAMBER is a trusted author of several best-selling books for youth in the Episcopal Church, including My Faith, My Life and Call on Me: A Prayer Book for Young People. She is a sought-after speaker on topics related to Christian formation, teen spirituality, and Christian parenting. She serves as Chaplain at St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School and Assistant Rector at St. Patrick's Parish in Washington, D.C. She and her husband, Ed, have two adult children.

"A book about faith and the church that is so engaging and interesting that teenagers will actually want to read it, talk about it, and explore areas further. If you are a potential confirmand or in any way responsible for Confirmation preparation this needs to be in your library. This book has always been my "go-to book" standard for youth confirmation and now is improved and revised to include great questions for mentors and group discussion."
Randall Curtis, Ministry Developer for Young Adults and Youth in the Episcopal Church in Arkansas and President of Forma  

"Prayer book shaped, logical, and theologically robust, My Faith, My Life helps young adults become followers of the risen Christ. Utilizing the formative power of the tools in our Episcopal tradition, and centrist to progressive in its perspective, My Faith, My Life has been a gift to churches and young people. Jenifer’s update makes a terrific book even better!" —Matt Marino, 30-year youth ministry veteran and Neely Visiting Professor for Youth and Family Formation, Church Divinity School of the Pacific  

"This is the book I wish I had as a teenager growing up in the Episcopal Church. I thank God that Jenifer has been able to create a resource that gives such rich information regarding the Episcopal tradition and invites the reader to explore how that tradition intersects in their lives. This book is a must have for every Episcopal Church that is serious about formation." —Eric Travis, Missioner for Youth and Young Adults, The Episcopal Diocese of Michigan  

"Jenifer Gamber has updated this essential teen confirmation text to include new social justice and Five Marks of Mission issues from the 2012 General Convention. In addition to youth ministry, I have used previous versions as a teaching and preaching resource for children and adults as I explain how and why we believe and do things in a certain way as the Episcopal Church." —The Rev. Amy Peden Haynie, Episcopal Diocese of Forth Worth  

"Like that exceptional high school teacher who unlocks the mysteries of Shakespeare for each new generation, so Jenifer Gamber unlocks the richness, depth, and beauty of the Episcopal Church. With clear, readable voice, Gamber explores the history, practice, and beliefs that comprise the Episcopal Church today. There is simply no better book for anyone, teen or adult, that wishes to grow in their faith and their life."
Lisa Brown, Director of Children’s Ministry, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania

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