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Words For the Journey
Letters to Our Teenagers About Life and Faith (Revised and Updated)

Martin B. Copenhaver and Anthony B. Robinson

Words For the Journey
Letters to Our Teenagers About Life and Faith An excellent supplemental confirmation resource, or meaningful confirmation or graduation gift, Words for the Journey: Letters to Our Teenagers About Life and Faith, first published in 2003, is an original collection of letters written by Martin Copenhaver and Anthony Robinson to their teenagers.  They discuss a wide variety of topics - God, church, Bible, vocation, relationships, difficult matters, faith, doubt, prayer, sex, abortion, race, and homosexuality - and share what God and their faith means to them. 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS of Words For the Journey Letters to Our Teenagers About Life and Faith

Martin B. Copenhaver, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, is senior pastor of Wellesley Congregational Church in Wellesley, Massachusetts.  He is a member of the Stillspeaking Writers’ Group and the author of To Begin at the Beginning: An Introduction to the Christian Faith, Revised and Expanded, (The Pilgrim Press, 2002).

Anthony B. Robinson, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, has served four congregations, and currently is a national consultant to congregations and church leaders. He is editor of The Pilgrim Press’s CONGREGATIONAL VITALITY series and wrote the following series titles: Leadership for Vital Congregations (2006) and Stewardship for Vital Congregations (2011). Robinson is a member of the Stillspeaking Writers’ Group. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: The Pilgrim Press
ISBN: 978-0-8298-1888-8
Product Dimensions: 6 by 9 inches

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