It seems that today’s world is sending the church down a slippery slope, dangerously impacting the approach of making of disciples. Nowhere is this more evident than with youth ministries. An increasingly post-Christian culture needs a reset and reminder of Jesus’ picture of discipleship.
In Beyond the Edge of the Water, releasing on July 7 by BMH Books, Kozak uses the evocative image of stepping beyond the edge of the water to show what powerful and effective discipleship can look like.
“I want to give specific, simple steps based on the book—whether you’re a family, a mom and dad trying to help your own kids, or you’re a youth pastor or leader trying to help your youth. Whatever it is and however you’re involved with students, these give practical applications on how to move those concepts forward,” Kozak said.
Beyond the Edge of the Water paints a vivid picture of the current cultural context and why efforts to make disciples is largely failing, then Kozak takes the reader through various passages in Scripture and brings to light aspects of following Jesus that have been neglected or forgotten.
Kozak was an experienced and dedicated youth ministry and non-profit leader for more than 15 years. He has taught in the classroom, local church, and parachurch organizations. Kozak holds a master’s degree in theology from Moody Theological Seminary and a master’s in Christian apologetics from Biola University.
Through real-life examples and his own story, Kozak shows that Jesus’ model is not only doable but necessary in the twenty-first century western world.
Beyond the Edge of the Water is available at bmhbooks.com, Amazon.com, your favorite bookstore, and on all major ebook platforms.