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A Beautiful Mess: What's Right with Youth Ministry

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ebook, 36 pages
Published 2012 by Mark Oestreicher
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Kyle
Jun 07, 2012 Kyle rated it liked it
Its hard to give this book a great review because it seemed to end just as it gets started. I enjoyed the book, although the title is largely misleading.

First to the title. The title suggests that this book would contrast many of the books out there that have been challenging youth workers to stop doing some of the things that have been done and to do it differently. So, going in, you could assume that this book is going to tell some of what has happened really well in youth ministry throughout
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Stephen
Feb 20, 2013 Stephen rated it really liked it
A smaller, quick read from Mark Oestreicher that serves as an 'update' on where he's at personally with youth ministry. From the 'heights' of leading Youth Specialties, to being in the trenches with youth workers today, it's a great reflection on the past decade of youth work, with a huge emphasis on what is going right.

For the youth worker that is discouraged, feeling a little lost in the midst of today's research or just wanting grounding to know how to move forward, definitely recommended. A
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Chris Clark
Jun 14, 2012 Chris Clark rated it it was amazing
Shelves: youth-ministry
It's tough to find big name youth ministry books without one-size-fits-all philosophy. Oestreicher, a big name in youth ministry, does an excellent job of breaking this mold; especially in this short book. I've really enjoyed Marko's stuff and I can't wait to read more!
Rachel Blom
Dec 06, 2012 Rachel Blom rated it it was amazing
Shelves: youth-ministry
Encouraging read from Marko who this time doesn't focus on what is wrong in youth ministry, but on what is right. A great gift for youth workers who feel discouraged!
Daniel Garrison Edwards
May 31, 2012 Daniel Garrison Edwards rated it it was amazing
Oestreicher packs so much in just 40 pages! Everyone who works in any facet of youth ministry needs to take the necessary hour or two to read it. I hope see Marko write more in vein.
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