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Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers (Youth, Family, and Culture)

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A leading youth ministry expert updates and revises his groundbreaking bestseller, reflecting the latest research and including a unique focus on youth at society's margins.
ebook, 272 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Baker Academic (first published October 1st 2004)
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As a former youth pastor I was always extremely frustrated that other youth pastors very rarely, if ever, read books on adolescent development. Most of the books consumed by youth pastors I knew were pretty shallow. They were filled with ideas about event and programs and contained horrible exegesis. This book was one of the few exceptions. Very good information for anyone working with, or raising teenagers.
Jim Gribnitz
Fantastic book that gives the best snapshot I know of teen and child development in a practical way from a Christian perspective. He takes incredibly important issues to kids (i.e. identity formation) and explains why it is such a big deal and how to help form a healthy identity. Not a doomsday, naysaying book, but an incredibly practical and helpful one.

Warning: there are a few passages that get pretty deep and will require you to read it slowly and possibly re-read different sections. I think
Jared Barcelos
Clark attempts to describe the ways in which adults have abandoned the midadolescent population, the results of this abandonment, and what adults can do now to work towards a brighter adolescent future. This is his main argument, and in some ways, he strengthens this with evidence, but more often than not he attempts to make his argument by glorifying the past and by making bold generalizations. After some setup with the first three chapters, each subsequent chapter is supposed to outline the ef ...more
A professor/accomplished individual in this field wrote this book so it's a bit academic in style complete with method for his research & extensive bibliography. However, it's understandable and a must read really for any people working with teens. The ending of "what to do now" is short and overall you will probably desperately want some discussion (and high frustration at broken things like schools). I'm surprised he didn't go more into social media/technology/face in smartphones in their ...more
Britt Kramer
I have a lot I want to say about this book but no motivation to actually write out the whole thing. This book was not my forte. I didn't like it at all, and I wanted really badly to..
Hannah Shaw
A necessary read for anyone planning to work with teenagers or have kids of their own.
Allen O'Brien
Hurt 2.0 talks about the systemic abandonment that the adolescents in our society feel. I believe that Clark's assessment is spot on; on the surface of things, adolescents learn to cope and come off as somewhat put-together. Underneath the surface, however, is a social reality with an entirely different world constructed out of necessity; a world that bears your consideration.

If you have teenagers, work with adolescents, or care at all about the future of our culture, this book is for you.
The book has a good description of the problems today's youth are facing. However, of those 210 pages before notes, bibliography and index with 186 pages describing problems of today's teens, there are then only twenty some pages devoted to finding a solution(s). This is clearly disappointing and inadequate.
As a Gen Xer working with teens, I found this incredibly helpful and insightful! A must read.
Lots of good thoughts, but a bit overwhelming and I found myself arguing with him a lot. Look up his lectures on youtube to get a better grasp on what he's saying.
Good read. It is well thought out and written. He has a lot of great ideas in this book. However, I found myself becoming annoyed by a number of assumptions he makes.
Anyone who works with young people should read this book.
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Chap Clark (PhD, University of Denver)is professor and chair of the youth, family, and culture department at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he also directs the Student Leadership Project and is coordinator of Fuller Studio. He is on the teaching team at Harbor Christian Center church in Gig Harbor, Washington, is president of ParenTeen, and works closely with Young Life. Clark has authored or ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Youth, Family, and Culture (6 books)
  • Teenagers Matter: Making Student Ministry a Priority in the Church
  • The Children of Divorce: The Loss of Family as the Loss of Being
  • When God Shows Up: A History of Protestant Youth Ministry in America
  • Cultural Intelligence: Improving Your CQ to Engage Our Multicultural World
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