Spring of Christian Life: Understanding the Faith Journey of Younger Adults
"The authors clearly present the connections between our life in Christ and the spheres of our lives, from the most intimate (sexuality) to the most public (social media like blogging)."
— Christian Scharen, M.Div., Ph.D., Luther Seminary
"A great format for discussing issues often ignored in churches." — (leader)
Linked to Christ! Life-changing!
Summer of Christian Life: Choices, Challenges, and Celebrations
"By gathering rich reflections and asking important questions, Dick and Judy Reuning prompt us to think deeply about the season of life that usually gets the least thought but that may be the most life-shaping of all."
— Dorothy C. Bass, Ph.D., Valparaiso University
"The stories are so apropos. The questions elicited beautiful sharing. Our ending prayer time had some tears and heartfelt prayers about giving and accepting forgiveness." — (participant)
Autumn of Christian Life: Finding Meaning and Joy Amid Change and Loss
"This resource helps small groups and individuals challenge each other to examine their lives – the past and the present: to help each other make life-changing choices and decisions; and to encourage each other to reach out with peace, love and justice for all of God’s people."
— Dr. Richard W. Bimler, Past President, Wheat Ridge Ministries
"The mini-dramas triggered both enthusiastic and serious conversation." — (participant)
Engage one another! Explore ambiguities! Examine possibilities!
Winter of Christian Life: The Generations Consider Difficult Choices
"The kind of study and reflection this course offers is a way to prepare. It is a chance to take counsel with one’s own thoughts and absorb the contributions of others before being thrown into an end of life situation, too tired and emotionally drained to function."
— James M. Childs, Jr., Prof. of Systematic Theology, Trinity Lutheran Seminary
"Real stories of real people. Discussions were focused and spirited, charts and diagrams in the Leader's Guide were very helpful, and the group responded with personal stories." — (leader)
Become community for one another!
From Here to Community: Enhancing Christian Community in Today’s Society
"You cannot work through this course without being challenged, affected, changed."
— Walter R. Bouman, theologian (deceased)
"We were consistently challenged to dig deeper rather than give quick answers." — (participant)
Authors Judy and Dick Reuning:
Are Christian college educators with a passion for creating high quality learning experiences.
Are lay church teachers experienced in creating resources that connect Christian faith with the daily challenges of adult life in American society.
Use a variety of active learning strategies.
Have a diverse advisory board that critiques each first draft.
Revise each resource after it has been field tested in churches.