Let No One Despise You

Emerging Christians in a Post-Christian Society

By Tony Beard

Let No One Despise You

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  • ISBN: 9781725262027
  • Pages: 152
  • Publication Date: 5/12/2020
  • Retail Price: $21.00
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Let No One Despise You

Emerging Christians in a Post-Christian Society

By Tony Beard

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781725262027
  • Pages: 152
  • Publication Date: 5/12/2020
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80
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About-

Paul wrote to Timothy instructing him to not be despised for his youth. But isn’t that at least a little like what the church does to its youth today? Perhaps the church does not despise its youth, but isn’t it at least a little dismissive of them? Instead of being integrated into the body of the church, youth are being entertained and occupied. What happens when they become young adults?

The church has not prepared the next generation of Christians for their emerging adulthood years. Millennials and Gen Zers should be stepping into greater leadership and service roles in the church but are instead walking away from it altogether. Those who remain have been ill-prepared to endure in a post-Christendom society.

There is a simple three-part message young adult Christians need to hear: Youth is no obstacle to Christ; the world is an enemy of God; and the best way to respond to this world is love. This message encourages young adults to commit to following Jesus now, prepares them for pushback they may face because of it, and instructs them on essential and practical ways to live in light of this hostility.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Tony Beard addresses the very real and ongoing dismissal of youth potential within the church. He gives practical advice to Christians on how to advance in the face of pushback and even persecution. By tapping into that God-given calling, Beard provides a roadmap for how to progress with love and resolve, both inside and outside the four walls of the church.”

—Daniel Sheard, Superintendent, Mount Calvary Christian School, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania



“If you are a youth, have a youth, or ever were a youth, this book is a must-read. The truths and timeless advice found in Let No One Despise You will add significant value to your Christian walk. I highly recommend you pick up this book for yourself and for a youth in your life.”

—William C. Verdon, Pastor of Discipleship, Faith Bible Fellowship Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania



“Young adults who are walking in the ways of Jesus and who are seeking to ‘keep in step’ with the Holy Spirit are indeed a vital part of the body of Christ—his church—and can do great things to demonstrate God’s love to a world desperately in need of it. . . . Young adults, in these pages you’ll find the affirmation to press hard into your God-ordained call into the local church. Pastors and other local church leaders, you’ll be encouraged toward and reminded of the blessing your young adults are to the body of Christ.”

—Eric Miller, Lead Pastor, Bloomsburg Christian Church

Contributors-

Tony Beard

Bio(s)-

Tony Beard is a college student-affairs professional who has worked in the field for the past decade. He holds an MA in Counseling in Higher Education from the University of Delaware. In addition to advising his college’s Christian Student Fellowship, he has taught college and young adult Bible studies and has written for Gospel-Centered Discipleship. Tony and his wife, Angela, have two children and live in central Pennsylvania.

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