Title: This Changes Everything:
How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years
Author: Jaquelle Crowe
Genre: Applied Theology (aka Christian Living)
Rating: 4.5 of 5
C. S. Lewis once wrote, “Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.” In this book 18 year-old Jaquelle Crowe addresses teens with this same urgency: the unbelievably good message of the Gospel should result in becoming an active and enthusiastic follower of Jesus Christ right now!
Solid principles from Scripture are paired with practical explanations and examples of what they look like in daily life. While geared for teens, this book can be challenging and helpful to any Christ-follower. It reminds me very much of the popular Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman from 2016, but is even better in terms of showing what discipleship looks like where the rubber meets the road. The only thing that I wish she would have touched on a little bit more is the role of the Holy Spirit in all of this. Overall, this is an excellent book that I would highly recommend to any Christian teenager (or anyone interested in what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ).