a long time ago, i posted my opinion of the top 10 books that shaped youth ministry. some of those were books i was passionate about, but others were, well, just influential books. i’ve been working on a post for a while now of youth ministry books that have influenced my own thinking. i planned on fleshing it out quite a bit more, and likely adding more books.
but i’m tired of it sitting in my drafts! so here you go, without commentary!
Practicing Passion: Youth and the Quest for a Passionate Church, by Kenda Creasy Dean
The Godbearing Life: The Art of Soul Tending for Youth Ministry, by Kenda Creasy Dean
Contemplative Youth Ministry: Practicing the Presence of Jesus, by Mark Yaconelli
Hurt: Inside the World of Today’s Teenagers, by Chap Clark
Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers, by Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton
how about you? what books have most shaped your thinking about youth ministry?