Contemplative Youth Ministry

contemplative.jpg Contemplative Youth Ministry by Mark Yaconelli …… ROCKS! This is a REALLY important book if you have a heart for sharing your faith with young people, I’m reading it with an incredible feeling of ‘Yes’ inside me and gradually turning the pages a different colour with the amount of highlighter I’m using as I stumble across resonant theme after resontant theme. Go BUY this book!
Mark’s charge is that communicating faith has become words, words words! His thesis is that the real crisis for those of us who seek to share faith with youth is:
We don’t know how to be with our kids
We don’t know how to be with ourselves
We don’t know how to be with God’

The book goes on to tell the stories from the ‘youth Ministry and Spirituality’ project offering models to be learned from, embraced and tried
I know I’ve been a bit slow to pick this one up, Jonny B was recommending it a month ago 🙂

5 Replies to “Contemplative Youth Ministry”

  1. i love the book – best book on youth ministry since practising passion – now where are the brits who are going to write creatively on youth ministry?!

  2. I bought it a while back – actually as an intro for my contemplative bf! – and really must get down to reading it. Especially as I’ve been invited to join a gridblog for it prior to the US release!

  3. bought this the other day (at spring harvest). at first i thought it would look nice in the pile of other books i’ve been meaning to read, but as you recommend it so highly, i might start reading it sooner rather than later.

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