Andrea Lynn Steele shares with the reader some of her experiences of growing up in an evangelical environment. When her daughter was a victim of religious peer pressure, it prompted her to write this book to promote awareness of such pressures. She gives parents advice on how to equip their children when confronted by a "junior evangelist", based on first hand experience.
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Your Preacher May Not Want You to Read This
Andrea Lynn Steele grew up in an evangelical environment. In this book, she shares her memories of her youth, when she pressured other children to yield to Christianity. Her peers were confused, and families were torn apart by her actions. Yet, this behavior was encouraged by her church.
Now approaching thirty, with a husband and three children of her own, she has very different perspectives about people imposing their beliefs on others. When her daughter was chastised by one of her friends for not attending church, she was prompted to write of her own experiences and her current perspectives.
Most people do not realize how serious religious peer pressure can be--not only in childhood, but well into adulthood. Parents who have had to deal with their children being discriminated against for their beliefs, (or lack thereof) will find this book encouraging.
Her self reflection has brought her to new understandings. This book encourages the reader to come to his or her own.
So, how do we equip our children to deal with the scattered beliefs of fickle fanatics? The individuals who do not respect diversity and the rights of fellow humans will persist, as long as they have a target that is not prepared for such confrontations.
We teach our kids to be wary of other kids asking them to try drugs, and other negative peer pressure. You never in your life imagined having to protect them from the likes of a BORN–AGAIN CHRISTIAN!