DAVE & JUDI COATS
A small book offering biblical and practical counsel to parents of discontented and rebellious teenagers. Dave & Judi Coats were stunned when their teenage daughter said to them, You are not going to tell me what to do! Struggles with their teens drove them to their knees in prayer and to the Word of God for answers about teenage rebellion. Here they share the truths they discovered, the practical advice that helped, and the hope they found in the power of the gospel and God’s grace to change.
I wholeheartedly recommend this series of mini-books by Shepherd Press. They explain the very real problems that people face in life from a solidly biblical perspective. They describe these problems experientially by using true stories and illustrations. They present the biblical solution to these problems, making it clear how God wants to solve them by changing the hearts of the people involved. These mini-books accomplish this through Word-based, Gospel-driven applications to life and by encouraging people to make the changes that will enable them to walk in faith and obedience to Christ. I will certainly use these mini-books as homework for my counselees and will recommend them to my students. —Wayne Mack, Professor of Biblical Counseling at Grace School of Ministry in Pretoria, South Africa
These mini-books are exactly the kind of books you’d want to have available to you at church – short, biblical and inexpensive enough to give away. —Tim Challies, Blogger
Many Christian counselors are seeking helpful material that is faithful to the Scriptures. The Lifeline mini-book series is an invaluable tool in their counseling tool kit because it will genuinely help struggling Christians with practical answers that are true to the sufficient Word of God. —John Street, The Master’s University, Santa Clarita, CA
About the Author
Dr. Dave Coats pastors, directs a non-profit youth center, teaches in a counseling training center, and works in a rural, Wisconsin community. His wife, Dr. Judi Coats, an author and a conference speaker, also devotes her time to gospel outreach in the community. They have three grown children who are actively involved in local church ministry.