THE REA LITY ? Over 80% of today's churched young people are adrift and ensnared in the values of the culture. They reject the absolute claims of Christ and view the Bible as just another book from which they can pluck helpful rules but which contains nothing relevant to meeting their deepest needs. THE RE MEDY ? Bestselling authors Josh McDowell and Tom Williams show readers how adults can reverse this fatal trend. The Bible is not merely to be a rule book for better living but a personal message from God to lead us into an intimate and dynamic relationship with the only One who can fulfill our human need for unconditional love and significance. Adults, parents and mentors have the unique opportunity to be living examples of the living Word so that today's youth can see what God is truly like. The Relational Word shows us how to seize these opportunities to relate to young people and how to live out biblical principles in our relationships with them. Filled with stories, practical suggestions, useful tips, and relevant examples, this book offers effective help in modeling Christ in many common situations to help clear up the confusion about who God is and what it really means to have a relationship with Him.