LEARN TO DISCERN, Help for a Generation at Risk, is a biblical expose of the anti-biblical and amoral messages bombarding the youth of this country through the media on a daily basis. Focus On the Family’s youth culture specialist Bob DeMoss does not stop at pointing out the problems, however, as many others have done, he shares some insightful suggestions on addressing the issues facing parents and children today. His effective use of Scripture to support his points and clear statistics showing the damaging effects of exposure to certain kinds of visual and verbal messages combine to form a concise description and explanation of the problems of media influence. Much of this influence is allowed, even invited, into homes by parents themselves, and they must be made aware and choose to take responsibility. He submits that Psalm 101: 2b-3a should be our guide: “I will walk within my house with a pure heart. I will set no worthless thing before my eyes.”
LEARN TO DISCERN is technically well-made and an excellent presentation of the facts, figures and issues concerning the influence of media on children and young teens. No records are played in reverse and all dialogue is articulate and easily understood. (Subtitles are provided when necessary.) The content is at times explicit, but necessarily so and quite effective in reaching the conclusion that this is a generation at risk.
(B, C, L, VV, S, N, Ho, O) Biblical expose of anti-biblical messages bombarding youth through the media; Christian perspective & biblical answers to cultural problems; "bleeped" foul language; brief, but graphic, violence; sexual innuendo & suggestive images; "censored" nudity; homosexual innuendo & suggestive messages; occultic messages; and, all objectionable elements essential to the point of the message & presented in the most tasteful, yet truthful, manner possible.