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Do Not Be True to Yourself – by Kevin Deyoung (Paperback)


ountercultural Yet Biblical Advice for High School and College Students, Ideal for Graduation and Birthday Gifts

Most speeches addressed to high school and college students follow a similar theme: march to the beat of your own drum. This may sound encouraging on the surface, but Scripture exhorts believers to submit their lives to the will of God, not their own desires. Christian students need gospel-centered truth to guide them on their journey toward independence.

In this collection of inspiring sermons and graduation speeches, Kevin DeYoung delivers a motivational, biblical call to young people: serve God faithfully―and if necessary, counterculturally―in the next season of your life. Do Not Be True to Yourself includes practical advice for cultivating a Christ-centered worldview in every area of adult life, including relationships, work, church participation, and spiritual growth, making it a transformational resource for mentoring students.

  • Written by Kevin DeYoung: Pastor and bestselling author shares relevant wisdom from past commencement speeches and sermons
  • Concise, Engaging Chapters of Countercultural Advice: Christ-centered guidance that includes developing spiritual habits, prioritizing church attendance, fighting sexual sin, and temptation, and making godly decisions. 
  • Includes Reading Guide: DeYoung suggests 12 classic Christian books every person should read, from writers including John Calvin, G. K. Chesterton, and R. C. Sproul 
  • Perfect for graduation gifts, birthdays, or small group discussion

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Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, NC. He has been preaching full time since the age of 26, including thirteen years at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. He also serves as an Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte.

Kevin finds great delight in reading and studying and is himself the author of more than twenty books. He holds a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and received his Ph.D. at the University of Leicester where his studies in Early Modern History focused on one of America’s founders, the Scottish presbyterian/theologian, John Witherspoon.

Kevin and his wife Trisha are happily married and have nine children. While he is often consumed with the joy of parenting, he enjoys finding time to work out by running, swimming, and biking.

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