Graeme Evans was born in Nelson (New Zealand), and grew up in Ardmore and Papakura (near Auckland). He qualified with a BSc in Computer Science from Canterbury University, as part of his training with the Royal NZ Air Force. After gaining his wings, he flew Bristol Freighters, C-130 Hercules, and helicopters, before being posted (with the rank of Squadron Leader) to a Ministry of Defence position that utilized his computer skills.
After leaving the RNZAF, he worked as an in-house IT consultant for the NZ Dairy Board, before forming his own consultancy and software development company. Through his work experience, he has developed strong abilities to think through complexity and develop solutions that work in the real world - skills that are essential for writing a book of this nature.
While Graeme finds much stimulation in all things scientific and engineering, his main passion is observing and participating in the way God works authentically in people's lives. His breadth of interest has facilitated the book's holistic approach.
He lives in Auckland with his wife, Mejun (originally from Taiwan), and their three adult / teenage children.
I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty tired of the struggle. You know which one I mean—fear, loneliness, not knowing who I am or what I’m meant to do. . . . Sound familiar?
I struggled with insecurity, comparison, and isolation for too many years, from thigh gaps to eyebrows to the lifestyles I felt I had to live up to. I was so afraid of being “found out,” that everyone in my life would somehow figure out that I was fearful and small and that I struggled to make my faith a reality and to be secure in who I am. It took a major perspective shift from staring at comments on a screen to really digging into the pages of my Bible to see what God actually says about overcoming fear.
Setting aside the fear, anxiety, and comparison to become the joy-filled person God created you to be is exactly what God is inviting you into. To really be seen and known. To be an agent of change by choosing compassion, connection, and acceptance for everyone you come in contact with. Inside this book are ways to find your power, passion, and purpose—and reach for your dreams. Plus, there are places to jot down notes, fun lists, practical ways to make changes, and thoughts on how living fearless can change everything.
Are you tired of the awful comparison game? Are you exhausted from trying to keep up, from feeling small and afraid that people will find the real you and be disappointed? There is so much more for you. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your fears are, freedom is available to you. It’s just a matter of saying yes. You in?
Hope you’ll join me on this wild adventure as we learn to Live Fearless together.
As you read along, you'll find yourself caught up in the exciting adventure of a lifetime—that of becoming a woman after God's own heart! You'll love the special "Heart Response" sections created just for you. And the practical "Things to Do Today" will help you in your desire to know and follow God.
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Along with Scripture verses and true stories of teens in action, The Power of a Praying® Teen addresses key issues young people face, includingpuritypeer pressureinsecuritybody/self-imagefriendships
Each segment of the book concludes with a prayer that teens can follow or use as a model for their own prayers. Easy-to-access chapters focus on what it means to be maturing in all areas of life, including talking to God in prayer.
Young men and women just on the cusp of growing up will find the compassion, help, direction, strength, and stability that comes with knowing and hearing from God in The Power of a Praying® Teen.