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Roaring Lambs: A Gentle Plan to Radically Change Our World [Hardcover]

Bob Briner
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Feb. 19 1993
In order to return Christian values to society, it is necessary to do more than criticize and rail against evil. In a wake-up call for every believer lulled into thinking there is no room for Christian thought or teaching in the secular world, Briner details pratical ways to penetrate every area of society and replace evil with good.

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Bob Briner is the president of ProServ Television and the author of The Management Methods of Jesus, Roaring Lambs and Lambs Among Wolves. He has won the coveted Emmy Award for his television work and is one of the leaders in sports marketing and television. Briner and his wife live in Greenville, Illinois. They are the parents of three adult children --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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How do 16-year-olds live out their Christian faith in class? Flipping burgers? In youth group?

By being roaring lambs, that's how.

Roaring lambs? They're Christians--your high school students--who leave the Christian ghetto and take the salt of the gospel with them into mainstream culture.

This six-session curriculum shows students how to decompartmentalize their faith--to intentionally bring their faith out of the youth room and let it saturate all aspects of their lives--schools, jobs, friends, romance, home, and more--to be a Christ-follower, rather than merely do Christ-things. With topics like this:

Bleeding Hearts in Bleating Sheep. Unless your love of God is transformed into outward behavior, you're only a bleating sheep instead of a roaring lamb.

Welcome to the Ghetto. Are you in a Christian-programmed culture--a Christian ghetto? Then tear down the walls so you can see the world and the world can see you.

Welcome to the World. You're not in Kansas anymore. Here's the difference between being in the world and being of the world.

The Salt of the Earth. In praise of a high-sodium diet. You're the flavoring and preservative of the world!

Careers 101. Will the real Christians please stand up? Pastors and missionaries are not the only ones who serve God.

The curriculum includes a music CD (produced by Squint Entertainment) of all-new songs from top CCM artists, including Jars of Clay . . . Sixpence None the Richer . . . Burlap to Cashmere . . . Delirious . . . Ashley Cleveland . . . Steven Curtis Chapman . . . Michael W. Smith . . . Ladysmith Black Mambazo . . . Over the Rhine . . . and more.

For youth workers, Sunday school teachers, small-group leaders, camp counselors, DREs, pastors--anyone who wants to help teenage Christians take their faith out of the youth room and into the world. And become roaring lambs.

Inspired by the Bob Briner best-seller Roaring Lambs --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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4.0 out of 5 stars I wanna roar! July 13 2002
Format:Paperback
"Roaring Lambs" is one of those get-off-your-butt-and-do-something-about-it books. Christians are no longer allowed to sit and complain about the state of the culture. Bob goes as far as to give specific examples of what a person, at any point in his or her life, can do to be salt to the world, although the emphasis is definately geared towards those who are considering or who are already in media professions. But beware, Bob delivers to the church a much needed slap to the wrist...and then tells how it can redeem itself. The book is, at the least, inspirational.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Every Christian needs to read this book May 11 2002
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I read this book for class, and it has changed my life. Briner's book conveys his longing for Christians to no longer be complacent; we need to become roaring lambs for Christ. Although Briner is now in heaven, I believe that he is watching to see who will respond to the question that he posed in Chapter 3: "So who in your local community speaks publicly and forcefully--yet with grace and compassion--for a Christian point of view?" When we Christians do not agree with public figures and the media, we need to offer our own opinions and feelings. Briner encourages us to become active in shaping our culture rather than complain about how others shape it.
As a young adult, I am striving to make that kind of difference both now and when I enter the "real world" in a few years. At my home church, I am preparing to use this book to lead an adult discussion group. I feel that every Christian who reads this book can be led to see the importance of being a roaring lamb in today's secular world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book challenges almost every area of my life April 23 2002
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I stumbled on this book years ago after reading an excerpt in a magazine. Now I reccommend it to any and every thinking Christian who truly wrestles with what God wants for their life. Full time mission work is not God' mission for every person and there are vital areas of our society that are completely lacking Christian influence. It's OUR responsibility to get out there and Briner introduces us to people who have done just that. READ IT!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars I'm Ready to Roar Sept. 24 2001
Format:Paperback
Definitly a well written book that delivers a powerful challenge. If I were to sum this into a short question, it would be this: Who has convinced us that only those called to either the pastorate or the mission fields are the ones who have to make their Christian walk and their profession one and the same? And why is this so? I know my own work in the off-shore oil field is the last place one would expect to be able to combine profession and spirituality. Yet, after reading this book, not only do I feel compelled to do so, I also know it is very much possible. Throughout the book, the theme of "being the salt" continually reoccurs. And for good reason. Briner reminds us not only has Christ commanded us to be this salt, there are very many more reasons for us to take such a position. Without a doubt, this is definitly a must-read for those who are wanting to enhance the impact they have with those they come in contact with. This book will both challenge and inspire you to reach for this type of impact.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I'm Ready to Roar Sept. 24 2001
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Definitly a well written book that delivers a powerful challenge. If I were to sum this into a short question, it would be this: Who has convinced us that only those called to either the pastorate or the mission fields are the ones who have to make their Christian walk and their profession one and the same? And why is this so? I know my own work in the off-shore oil field is the last place one would expect to be able to combine profession and spirituality. Yet, after reading this book, not only do I feel compelled to do so, I also know it is very much possible. Throughout the book, the theme of "being the salt" continually reoccurs. And for good reason. Briner reminds us not only has Christ commanded us to be this salt, there are very many more reasons for us to take such a position. Without a doubt, this is definitly a must-read for those who are wanting to enhance the impact they have with those they come in contact with. This book will both challenge and inspire you to reach for this type of impact.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, but repetitive Sept. 5 2001
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Briner does make a number of excellent points in his book, which I would highly recommend. The book does, however, get a bit repetitive. Basically, the last half of the book (chapters 4-6) says the exact same thing as the first half (chapters 1-3). The book is definately worth your time to read (and a quick read it is), but if you feel like the second half was published by the department of redundancy department, you could be right. Overall, great book.
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This very excellent book by Bob Briner has been a major influence on a number of young people both inside and outside the media. I was introduced to it by a group on the net who call themselves "Roaring Lambs" and the strength of their faith and religious conviction gives testimony to how powerful the book is. I especially enjoyed the chapters on movies and television and the emphasis on the need for Christian writers. I will not give anything away, however there is an interesting self test in the beginning that should help you identify what you should be doing to be a "Roaring Lamb". I will say the book has pleasantly cost me money as I keep buying copies to give to friends as gifts. Fred R. Eichelman, Ed.D.
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