But evangelicals also love to hate their fads, especially when they prove hollow.
I grew up evangelical, and one of the fads I experienced as a teenager was the 1997 evangelical bestseller .
Its author was a 21-year-old kid named Joshua Harris.
He had never been married, never had a serious relationship, and (to my knowledge) had no formal university-level training in either psychology or theology.
He writes that, "Until you realize God's gift of your singleness, you'll probably miss out on the incredible opportunities it holds.
at nineteen- and even as I read it- as a wide eyed girl longing for a picture perfect marriage in my future, something was missing for me.
Shane Harris offers an equally well-written if largely unsympathetic approach to complaints against Harris’s work.) In what follows, I would like to briefly add my voice to the cacophony that currently surrounds know firsthand the subculture that surrounded Harris’s book.
This advice, from my perspective, has enough Christian buzz words in it to make it sound spiritual, but upon closer inspection reveals a lack of emotional maturity and a frightening lack of rational thought.
Joshua Harris's first book, written when he was only 21, turned the Christian singles scene upside down..people are still talking.
More than 800,000 copies later, "I Kissed Dating Goodbye," with its inspiring call to sincere love, real purity, and purposeful singleness, remains the benchmark for books on Christian dating.
I found it quite interesting but i didn't enjoy the read as much as everyone else who suggested it to me. Joshua starts off his point quite well, but does not provide an adequate alternative.
The I Kissed Dating Goodbye Study Guide, based on Joshua Harris's phenomenal bestseller, with over 300,000 copies sold, provides youth with a new resource for living a lifestyle of sincere love, true purity, and purposeful singleness.