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Youth Culture 101

3.64  ·  Rating Details  ·  76 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
CPYU President Walt Mueller's critically acclaimed book, Understanding Today's Youth Culture, is widely recognized as one of the most thorough and comprehensive overviews of youth culture today. This Gold Medallion Book Award winner is used as a seminal text in colleges, universities, and seminaries around the world, but is especially noted for its honest and easy to read ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published May 27th 2007 by Zondervan/Youth Specialties (first published May 22nd 2007)
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Chris Mclain
Jul 27, 2011 Chris Mclain rated it it was ok
Muller's heart is in the right place, unfortunately this book contains just as much wrong information, or perhaps even more incorrect information, than good useful information. I am currently studying human development, families, and addiction in college, and I am also a 21 year old youth minister. I can speak with authority when I make this claim. I do not mean to sound arrogant, but much of the research Muller points to is both biased, and 10 or more years out of date. His anecdotal evidence i ...more
Feb 04, 2014 John rated it it was amazing
A wonderful read on youth and issues surrounding their world and how they see their walk in the Christian faith of today. Every adult leader of children should read this to really know their teenagers. Parents welcome.
Paul Kelly
Jul 29, 2011 Paul Kelly rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010, youth-ministry
Mueller is the guy that watches youth culture so I can pay attention to other things. Thanks, Walt. This book is targeted more at parents and is useful in helping them understand the world of their teenagers and how to build kids who are not eaten alive by some of the traps. That said, Walt's research is pretty dated. Unfortunately, a book like this has a short shelf-life and Mueller started out with lots of research that was over 10 years old. Youth culture is changing rapidly and, while this i ...more
Feb 20, 2015 Kingsley rated it it was ok
I think this book is directed much more at parents than youth workers, or at least youth workers who are much further removed (in time and knowledge) from being 'youth'. While very comprehensive, it was very slow reading as it is very sterile and full of statistics which you barely remember a page later. I'm sure if is of use to someone, but I personally didn't find much new to come of it.
Josh Newton
Sep 27, 2013 Josh Newton rated it did not like it
Terribly dated and not helpful for those who are even slightly aware of youth culture. Maybe this would be good for someone who is not acquainted with American culture at all and is coming over here as a missionary.
Sara Borsari
Feb 07, 2008 Sara Borsari rated it it was ok
Shelves: christian-lit
Jim Byrne, director of youth at my church, recommended this book last fall. I've been reading a snippet here and's a pretty good one.
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Dr. Walt Mueller is the founder and President of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding. He's been working in youth ministry for over 32 years. For the last twenty, he's been studying youth culture with CPYU, then getting that info out through writing, speaking, and media interviews.

He's the author of eight books including Youth Culture 101 (Zondervan/Youth Specialties, 2007), Engaging the Soul
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