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Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith

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The "twenty-something" years of young adulthood are increasingly recognized as critical but puzzling. Building on the foundation she established in her classic work, The Critical Years, Sharon Parks urges thoughtful adults to assume responsibility for providing strategic mentorship during this important decade in life. She reveals also, however, the ways young adults are i ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 5th 2000 by Jossey-Bass
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Margie
Dec 08, 2010 Margie rated it liked it
A difficult book to judge. I'm not quite sure who her audience is. She seems to address those who work with young adults in all areas - college, the workplace, faith communities, and others. But the spiritual/faith language she uses is likely to be off-putting to many of those outside of faith communities. She defines faith in the context of young adult development as 'meaning-making,' which certainly broadens its applicability, but there's a strong spiritual slant.

She uses very academic languag
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Erica
Aug 05, 2012 Erica rated it liked it
I am of many minds concerning this book. It took me forever to get through it. Forever. There were portions I thought were dead on. Very much in line with what I experience in my work with college students. Then, there were portions that I felt just lost themselves in dense prose -- which was probably what made it such a slow go for me.

I love the title and the whole idea that it generates.

Toward the end, Parks suggests that the Big Questions and Worthy dreams one has in one's youth and young ad
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Jan 21, 2014 Heidi rated it really liked it
A great read for anyone looking for more insight into working with young adults!
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Really great book - for anyone wanting to make a difference in the lives of young people, even for hte young people themselves
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LOVED it!!!
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