...is the provocative title of Rob Parsons latest book, based on his (sadly) extensive experience of adults for whom their childhood experience of church is the main reason they now are no longer part of one.
There's a national tour in November, here's some of the blurb:
We aim to present a challenge and to encourage and equip parents and leaders to meet that challenge by:
•Taking a fresh look at what may cause young people to turn away from the church and how we can play our part in reversing this trend
•Thinking in new ways about what is happening in the lives of young people and what really matters to God
•Considering how the way we live out our own faith impacts young people
•Learning from the wisdom and experience of other parents and leaders who have gone through similar challenges
I heard Rob Parsons on this at New Wine and it was helpful and powerful stuff, very impassioned, and as a parent something that's becoming more and more of an issue.
Care for the Family also has lots of helpful stuff on parenting. Often very simple, but vital insights.