Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation
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Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation

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In Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry, Andrew Root explores the origins of a dominant ministry model for evangelicals, showing how American culture has influenced our understanding of the incarn
Paperback, 228 pages
Published May 14th 2008 by Inter-Varsity Press,US (first published October 8th 2007)
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Amy
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Use this book as a conversational tool. It's fabulous for that because it is provocative--some aspects I agreed with and other parts could lead an impressionable ministry leader astray. I read this not a guide for how to do ministry but a way to reflect and wrestle with my justifications for doing ministry in the way that I currently do it.
JJ Vancil
This book "revisits" and challenges the status quo of relationship-driven youth ministry by digging into Dietrich Bonhoeffer's theology of relationships as understood in the human-God, Jesus Christ. While this book is deep, rich, insightful & theologically sound, the reader gets lost in a slew of overly complex writing and intellectual mumbo-jumbo. Most of the concepts could be worded in ways that made sense, yet it appeared the author wanted everyone to know just how smart he was.
Zach Seal
Counters the recent evangelical shift toward clear-cut, neatly wrapped biblicism with a complex and devastatingly beautiful insight into Christ's incarnation and suffering. Root tracks modernity's influence on American evangelicalism's version of youth ministry, and calls for a more theologically sound alternative. You couldn't ask for a better intro into the theology of youth ministry.
Rebekah
There are some aspects of this book which I would reject, but overall very useful for youth ministers. There are concepts in the book that can relate to any specialized area of ministry which I greatly appreciated. It is a book that is relevant for youth ministry today.
Gennielc
This book explains the history of evangelism, fundamentalism & adolescence. Anyone who works with young people in the church should read this for the background information.
Jonathan
Love the premise of this book. It's how I've been thinking about youth ministry for a long time now.
Rich
sounds good
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Andrew Root joined Luther Seminary in 2005 as assistant professor of youth and family ministry. Previously he was an adjunct professor at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington D.C., and Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J.

Root received his bachelor of arts degree from Bethel College, St. Paul, Minn., in 1997. He earned his master of divinity (2000) and his master of theology (2001) d...more
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