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LIGHTNING RELEASES: MAITLAND, FL (6/20/2014)— Whether a teacher serves in private, public, or Christian schools, Hooper’s Christian School Teacher: Ministry of Caring for Kids ($16.99, paperback, 978-1-60791-138-8) presents a biblically-based view of the caring ministry of the Christian school teacher. 

The author focuses on a critical truth: “If the teacher believes his role to be divinely appointed and empowered, he should expect to witness the accomplishment of supernatural goals only made possible through genuine faith and dedicated service.” Hooper’s mission is to inspire readers to tap into God’s unlimited power and resources, versus settling for the mere efforts and standards of man’s best efforts.

“This purpose of the book is to encourage Christian school teachers in their vital but often challenging work,” says the author. “However, with the encouragement also comes the challenge to follow God’s teacher blueprint as demonstrated in the teaching ministry of the Master Teacher Himself, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Serving as pastor, school teacher, principal, and board certified Christian counselor, Duane Hooper was providentially redirected from the pastorate to education in 1990 when he began serving as a teacher at Bay Area Christian School in League City, Texas. From the beginning of his school teaching ministry, Hooper was burdened with the conviction that Christian teachers must consistently model spiritual fruit, which is the most important key to modeling the very nature of Christ which most certainly includes Christ’s express love for children.

Unfortunately, because Christian teachers necessarily deal with their human nature on a daily basis, they may not always model spiritual fruit. In Christian School Teacher, Hooper’s leading goal is to help teachers succeed in their significant work of moral influence for the present declining culture. Such success can only be accomplished as the teacher emulates the work of the Master Teacher and maintains a sincere dependence upon the anointing of the Holy Spirit—thus following God’s revealed blueprint for guidance, empowerment, and success. As a help for that teacher who desires to follow God’s blueprint for teaching, the author offers twenty-one defining principles that may project the “Master Teacher’s” pattern and purpose into his own teaching – this book is a must read for teachers seeking to prosper in the task of preparing young people for the future.  

Comment from Terri Jones, a teacher in Angleton, Texas, concerning Christian School Teacher

I would like to order some for our teachers. . . Your book is an excellent resource for Christian schools and puts into perspective everything that a teacher at a Christian school should be.”

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Christian School Teacher through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com. It is also available directly from the author. Contact duane.hooper@bacschool.org or adhrgh@att.net