Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens

Age of Opportunity A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens Are you hoping to merely survive your teenagers With compassion wit and wisdom Tripp uncovers the heart issues affecting families during the often chaotic adolescent years Gain assurance of God s pr

  • Title: Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens
  • Author: Paul David Tripp
  • ISBN: 9780875526058
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Paperback
  • Are you hoping to merely survive your teenagers With compassion, wit and wisdom, Tripp uncovers the heart issues affecting families during the often chaotic adolescent years Gain assurance of God s provision for parenting success and discover ways to seize the countless opportunities to deepen communication, learn, and grow with your teens.
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    • Gavin Breeden says:

      If you are a parent to teens (or soon will be) or you work with teens, this books is essential reading. Paul David Tripp works through some of the difficulties of working with, communicating with, and raising teenagers. The bulk of the book deals with setting biblical goals for teens and strategies to achieve those goals in parenting. The goals are high and founded on the Bible but the book is so realistic about the sinfulness of the human heart and the true nature of biblical change, that the g [...]

    • Josue Manriquez says:

      I was required to read this book for a class, and I am grateful for this assignment! This is an excellent book. Even though I am a single young man with no children, I have greatly benefited from this book. Some things I learned are: The teenage years are an age of opportunity to prepare one’s teen for a wise, God-honoring, God-fearing life driven by biblical conviction rather than worldly culture. It is an age during which parents plant seeds that will (hopefully) result in maturing young adu [...]

    • Shannon says:

      This book was fantastic for making me think. It is really great for any parent, with young or old children. And it is more about my own sin-nature and how my approach can be grace-filled, guided by the Word. I am re-reading after 2 years because my oldest is almost 12 and he is definitely hit the pre-teen phase now!

    • Cameron says:

      Best book I've read in years. Should be required reading for any parent of teens or even younger children. Revolutionary--if more parents applied the principles from this book (which are rooted in the Bible) to their relationships with their teens, we would start to see genuine change in our society.

    • Joe Woodard says:

      This book is a MUST read for anyone who is setting out to raise teenagers or who even volunteers or works alongside teens. This book forces the reader to examine his or her own heart and gives the best biblical foundation for parenting that I have ever heard or read. It is a long book but well worth the read of every page.

    • Beth Peninger says:

      Great book. I mean, yes, I am a fan of the Tripp brothers so pretty much anything they write I like. But Paul Tripp's wisdom (and his brother Tedd) is so down-to-earth and biblical. It just makes sense on all sorts of levels. So since the hub and I already a few years into the teens with our redheads I probably should have read this book a few years back but it is what it is and I certainly don't regret that and don't feel like it is "too late" now to implement any changes my heart picked up on [...]

    • Jennifer says:

      I do not like parenting books. I mean, anything that works is usually working because it suits YOUR family, which is unique unto itself, with all its individual personalities! But THIS book gets to the heart of the matter, which is this: we have to start with ourselves. WE are the only ones we can truly change, and even that comes hard, through a painful sort of grace. Again and again, Tripp turns the tables on parents -- not to find blame, but to seek for the motivations that drive us, the need [...]

    • Laura Rogers says:

      I thought this book had good things to say about raising teenagers/children. I didn't think it was anything revolutionary or that I hadn't already read or thought about.I think that if you come from a background of attachment parenting/emotional coaching with your children - this will be old hat by now. You have hopefully already built a relationship with your children that will stretch into the teen years. I strongly disagree with his brothers book - "Shepherding A Child's Heart" - and I read t [...]

    • Tim says:

      This book is as much about parenting teens as it is learning how to shepherd our own hearts as parents. In this book, Tripp consistently gets to our heart conditions and attitudes with helpful illustrations and stories from his own family and pastoral experience. The gospel is always the solution and the goal of parenting is to persuade, plead, and instill in your teens a heart for God.This book helps a parent really think through what is truly important in raising your children into adulthood s [...]

    • Peter N. says:

      One of the best books I have read on shepherding older children. As I read it, I was constantly thinking about my own children and the congregation I serve. The book is really well-outlined, which allows for easy referencing after I was done reading. He did a good job of maintaining a proper biblical balance between focus on Christ, but not allowing this to obscure how teenagers should behave. One of the most important things he emphasizes is how much work and time good shepherding requires. Thi [...]

    • Todd Adrian says:

      The concepts, ideas, principles, and strategies in this book are worth at least 4 stars. However, Tripp seems to want to take three paragraphs to say what should be said in one paragraph. While the content is exceptional and worth reading, you will actually read it several times while reading the one book due to his repetition. Great content, great examples, and I found it very useful and convicting. Just wish he had written it in 175 pages instead of 250.

    • Nathan Schneider says:

      Tripp's Age of Opportunity is an exposition of parenting from a strictly biblical perspective. For that reason, it is tremendously helpful. Tripp does an excellent job of connecting the dots between biblical exegesis and parental application. He highlights the task of parenting, the sinfulness of children, and the responsibility of showing grace in discipline (without minimizing the need for grace). This book will be at the top of my list for suggested reading for parents.

    • Julie Biles says:

      Unquestionably the best contemporary book I have read yet on parenting teens! Tripp takes a very positive slant and helps the reader look at this often dreaded period of life as the most exciting yet! I have read and reread this book with each of our 4 children! So yes, I would recommend it for sure!

    • Jennifer says:

      Very practical & grace-filled.

    • Elaine says:

      Very good read-first half (or maybe 3/4) was more general- 'what is your goal', 'what kind of life and character do you want your teen to have when he/she leaves home'? I love how the author shapes these years as years that are not just to be 'survived', but years that are a golden opportunity to help your teen grow in faith and character. It also addresses the issue of what *parents* need to do too, letting go of our own pride and control and wrong attitudes. The last chapter or two is more pra [...]

    • Vincent Ng says:

      Very practical book on parenting teenager - shift the view of parenting teenagers from a perspective that invokes fears, hesitancy, with a survival mindset to one that views the teenage years as an age of opportunity to shape teenagers with gospel truth through redemptive parenting. I personally don't have children, but his book helps examines not only the heart of teenagers but that of parents and individuals as well. Highly recommended!

    • Kristen says:

      I actually finished reading the book a while ago but went back through it taking notes and working on the study and application questions at the end. When I initially completed my reading of Age of Opportunity, I thought there must be something I am missing because I felt like I didn't have enough specific things to work on with my teen. After going back and rereading and taking notes, I find this book to be much more valuable to me in developing a good relationship with my teen.

    • David King says:

      I'd like to see Tripp revise this book. He has become a better writer and more concise as he has continued writing. In addition it would be wonderful to see how his continued learning would impact this book. All in all, this is really helpful both as a parent and a teacher, but I believe it could be better.

    • Matt says:

      We should help our teens move from following us to following God. Questions:What was going on?What were you thinking and feeling? (Heart response)What did you do?Why? (Motives, goals, desires)What was the result?

    • Jason says:

      Good read. Wish it had more practical/specific advice or use cases.

    • mulan says:

      Rethinking teenage ages, as opportunities rather than trouble times. Be firm, gentle, patient because you are playing the role representing the highest love and wisdom.

    • Kris Morrissey says:

      Let's not be wary of the teen years and think the cultural influence is too strong of a pull. Christian parents can stem that tide and and not be fearful of these critical years of development.

    • Jason Walsh says:

      I've been a youth pastor for nearly 20 years and I've never read a better general book for parenting teenagers.

    • Michael Cunningham says:

      Excellent! Tripp is very practical and pastoral. I hope to refer to this book often for help.

    • Andrea says:

      This book carries a lot of great, biblical wisdom and advice. As someone very far off from the teenager stage (no kids yet), I apprecaited someone saying, "Hey, why is everyone so afraid of teenagers?" Tripp says, "We cannot hold onto a robust belief in the power of the Gospel if we continue to buy into our culture's cynicism about the teen years." Overall tone of this book is, yes, teenagers have a lot going on physically, mentally, socially, etc but they need to fall on the grace of God like t [...]

    • Cathy says:

      This book on raising teens was a gift given to all the women in the middle school mom's prayer group and came with a well-warranted high recommendation. The first half or more of the book deals with challenging the cynicism of parenting teens and the derogatory comments about teens. I feel the author could have summed it up with 1 Tim 4:12, "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity."Only, now [...]

    • AddyF says:

      This is surely one of the best Christian resources for parenting teens. There's a lot to digest and assimilate. Now that I've finished it, I have a sense that maybe I should just pick it back up and start again at the beginning. :)

    • Margo Berendsen says:

      A very encouraging read, with lots of biblical foundation but also lots of practical advice. I took tons of notes. This is one I don't want to set aside now that I've finished reading it; I want to refer to it often, reminding myself of things I need to look out for - my own "idols" - before approaching my teenagers (soon to be two of them) with biblical counsel. And to make sure to invest in daily conversation with them to find out what their day has been, what's important to them; they will be [...]

    • John says:

      Quotes that stood out to me as I read:Ch. 2: WHOSE IDOLS ARE IN THE WAY?"The tumult, chaos, and unrest of the teen years are not only the result of significant biological changes taking place, but because of a dramatic spiritual war going on as well." (pg. 31)"I am increasingly persuaded that there are only two ways of living; (1) trusting God and living in submission to his will and his rule, or (2) trying to be God." (pg. 36)"The goal of parenting is the rightful, God-ordained loss of control. [...]

    • Laura says:

      This was a very good book filled with helpful insights and thought provoking questions. A LOT of thought provoking questions. If you want to be intentional about parenting your teens consistent with God's Word I would highly recommend reading this book. There's so much packed in here that it took me quite awhile to get through it in order to process it fully and consider the practical application as I went. I think it would be more useful as a small group study with discussions around each chapt [...]

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