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

4.03  ·  Rating Details  ·  159 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
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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Jun 27, 2013 Jeff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
May 20, 2014 Jim Gribnitz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: parenting
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
Jun 05, 2014 Liz rated it it was amazing
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
Robert Evans
Mar 08, 2016 Robert Evans rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A vital insight into the world of midadolescence providing a helpful framework of understanding to effectively engage in that space. A MUST read for anybody committed to "turn the tide of systemic abandonment" among our teens.
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
Nov 15, 2014 Hannah Shaw rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A necessary read for anyone planning to work with teenagers or have kids of their own.
Allen O'Brien
Apr 14, 2012 Allen O'Brien rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jul 02, 2013 Maranatha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: counseling
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.
Oct 13, 2015 Trudi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a Gen Xer working with teens, I found this incredibly helpful and insightful! A must read.
Apr 23, 2013 Robin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-school
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.
Jun 15, 2013 Robert rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: education
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.
Jan 29, 2012 Michelle rated it it was amazing
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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