Earlier this year, over 600,000 teens, youth workers, coaches, pastors and parents viewed To Save A Life in theaters, making it the #1 faith-based film of 2010. Since that time, thousands of teens have formed an online community on the film’s website and Facebook page, sharing their compelling and often heartbreaking personal stories. To Save A Life dared to ask the question “What’s my life going to be about?” and the response from viewers has been overwhelming.
Inspired by this feedback, Outreach has created a series of products that take the themes of To Save A Life to the next level. With a new teen curriculum, novel and devotional handbook, Outreach is dedicated to maintaining the momentum of the To Save A Life movement and inspiring a generation to reach out to hurting and lonely people.
Releasing throughout the fall, these products will be great assets, giving parents, teachers and youth leaders the resources they need to effectively communicate with their teens. Outreach is also launching a National To Save A Life Week campaign (September 6-12), which overlaps with National Suicide Prevention Week, in the hopes that this school year can start with a better understanding of teen issues.
The To Save A Life-inspired products include:
To Save A Life novel: Based on the screenplay by Jim and Rachel Britts, the book tells the story of Jake Taylor, high school athlete who has it all. When a childhood friend makes a tragic choice, Jake’s world spins out of control. To Save a Life is about the real-life challenges of teens and the choices they face daily.
Jake’s Choice novel (Available in October): The second book in the series continues the story of To Save A Life. Jake begins his new life as a college student, away from his long-time girlfriend and the supportive influence of his youth pastor and friends. When everything Jake believes in is challenged one decision will change everything.
To Save A Life: Dare to Make Your Life Count: Encourages teens to identify with Jesus by crossing social boundaries and befriending the lost, hurting, lonely and helpless. Challenges teens to make a difference in their world. Co-written by CBA best-selling authors, Todd Hafer and Vicki Kuyper.
To Save A Life Devo2Go: A unique, interactive audio devotional. Thirty-six Scripture-based sessions guided by different youth ministry “guides” reach teens where they live – with downloadable audio and an online intuitive journal.
Life Saver: the Ultimate Devotional Handbook for Teens (Available in July): Features more than 50 topics that will inspire a generation to live big for God. This book helps teens develop a vibrant faith and a heart to reach the hurting.
Life Choices (Available in July): A five-week DVD-based study, available as a full youth curriculum or for individual or small group study. The five sessions combine clips from To Save A Life, video lessons from screenwriter and veteran youth pastor Jim Britts with thought-provoking discussion questions to address the challenges teens face in areas like family conflict, sexual temptation, peer pressure, and their relationship with God and friends.
To Save A Life Youth Curriculum Kit: A seven-week curriculum that includes a complete leader’s guide, resource DVD with movie clips for each session, the Devo2Go youth devotional, invitational tools, power point slides, handouts and more!
About Outreach Publishing
Founded in 1996, Outreach Inc has quickly grown to become the largest provider of outreach products and services in North America. The company was launched with the mission of empowering Christian churches to reach their communities for Jesus Christ. Products and services are available to empower leaders with cost-effective, proven outreach methods and tools. In order to better serve the growing needs of the church, Outreach has established six divisions under the umbrella of Outreach Inc, including Marketing, Training, Publishing, Events, Web Properties and the Media Group.