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The Millennials: Connecting to America's Largest Generation
3.45
OK, some useful stuff here. Thom and Jess Rainer believe their research suggests that this generation of young adults (they only surveyed the older ha...more
Dec 05, 2011
Dec 05, 2011
 
To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World
4.04
Intriguing read. Hunter contends that almost every Christian institution in America includes in it's purpose statement that it wants "to change the wo...more
Jan 2011
Jul 29, 2011
 
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years #1)
3.46
After a life of denying that she had a soul, the Wicked Witch surprises herself by saying that her deepest desire . . . what she would ask the wizard...more
Aug 2009
Jul 29, 2011
 
The House of Seven Gables
3.40
September 19, 2010--While in Boston this summer, I visited the house of seven gables, the home Nathaniel Hawthorne was supposed to have used as the se...more
Sep 19, 2010
Jul 29, 2011
 
Eldest (The Inheritance Cycle, #2)
3.92
It took me several years to launch into Eldest after reading Paolini's first attempt, Eragon. As debut novels of a teenaged writer, I give Paolini hig...more
Aug 2009
Jul 29, 2011
 
Revolutionary Road
3.86
This book was painful in all the right ways. A couple who had settled into a life of mediocracy shook themselves up toward a plan to live an adventure...more
Dec 2009
Jul 29, 2011
 
Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived
3.47
So, if you were concerned about all the things non-Christians don't like about biblical Christianity and you wanted to make the faith a bit more palat...more
May 2011
Jul 30, 2011
 
Gods of Night (Star Trek: Destiny #1)
4.10
So, I'm at the airport. I have several books with me, but they are all heavy and I just can't wrap my head around them. One of my friends has introduc...more
Jan 2010
Jul 29, 2011
 
Who Speaks For Islam?: What a Billion Muslims Really Think
3.90
In all of the noise about Islam, Esposito makes some important points. He uses research information from a Global Gallup pole to describe Muslims as p...more
Dec 2012
Nov 28, 2012
 
The One Year Christian History
4.22
Despite the obvious bias in historical perspective, The One Year Christian History is a great look at significant ways in which God has worked in and...more
Dec 2010
Jul 29, 2011
 
The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry
3.96
The theological approach is not biblical theology, but a brand of practical theology that seeks to determine God's movement through observation of hum...more
Nov 18, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
 
Robinson Crusoe
3.62
I wonder how I lived this long having never read Robinson Crusoe. It is a wonderful story of adventure that is full of the providence of God and redem...more
Sep 2008
Jul 29, 2011
 
Student Ministry and the Supremacy of Christ
4.13
Ross has done an admirable job at putting together a call to Christ-centered youth ministry. I am more impressed with Ross' organizational structure t...more
Dec 2009
Jul 29, 2011
 
Teaching That Makes a Difference: How to Teach for Holistic Impact
3.35
Not a bad primer on teaching youth. Lambert spends a lot of time giving suggestions on curriculum development (though he never gives much help in what...more
May 2010
Jul 29, 2011
 
The Road
3.94
I just finished The Road. It was a gift from my friend Jason Odom. A long flight gave me uninterrupted time to read. This is one of those books that l...more
Jun 2009
Jul 29, 2011
 
Elmer Gantry
3.95
Wow! This book paints an ugly face on a preacher who is trying to do the job without any real commitment to Christ or any real calling. It is set in t...more
Jun 2011
Jul 29, 2011
 
Youth Ministry by the Book
3.00
When I met Roger Glidewell, he was the youth minister at the well-known Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio, serving with Buckner Fanning. His passi...more
Apr 2010
Jul 30, 2011
 
A Critical Approach to Youth Culture: Its Influence and Implications for Ministry
3.00
In approaching youth culture, Pam Erwin took what I see as an atypical approach to the study of youth culture. The book actually contains very little...more
Dec 2010
Jul 29, 2011
 
The Youth Worker's Guide to Helping Teenagers in Crisis
3.82
This is a good introduction to dealing with crisis situations in youth ministry. It covers a lot of ground . . . particularly in section 5 which highl...more
Apr 2010
Jul 29, 2011
 
Help! I'm a Small Church Youth Worker: Achieving Big-Time Success in a Non-Mega Ministry
2.73
Feb. 20--Most of this book is a list of straw men that Grassel sets up as problems then knocks down. The chapters on discipleship, mentoring, and inve...more
Feb 2009
Jul 29, 2011
 
The Brothers Karamazov
4.27
I'd like to say this book feels typically Russian, but I'm not sure my 2 weeks in Moscow qualify me to make that assessment. The dialogue is long and...more
Jan 2010
Jul 29, 2011
 
Youth Culture 101
3.70
Mueller is the guy that watches youth culture so I can pay attention to other things. Thanks, Walt. This book is targeted more at parents and is usefu...more
Jan 2010
Jul 29, 2011
 
Youth Ministry 3.0: A Manifesto of Where We've Been, Where We Are, and Where We Need to Go
3.66
While I think Marko has missed the point on some of what he says, I enjoyed the read. Marko is certainly right in this: we can't just keep doing what...more
Feb 2009
Jul 29, 2011
 
The Seventh Scroll (Ancient Egypt, #2)
4.05
I am officially a Wilbur Smith fan. He is a master story-weaver and I am particularly taken with his passion for Egypt and Northern African culture. T...more
Sep 2009
Jul 29, 2011
 
The Power & the Prophet: (Pelman the Powershaper, #3)
3.94
Bob Hughes is a GREAT story-teller. I've known Bob for years and am not sure why it took me this long to pick up his fantasy trilogy, but these books...more
Oct 2010
Jul 29, 2011
 
Thriving Youth Ministry in Smaller Churches: Secrets for Cultivating a Dynamic Youth Ministry
2.93
I appreciate Chromey's love for small church youth leaders, but this book is only rarely helpful. Chromey has a tendency to get lost in his own metaph...more
Apr 2010
Jul 29, 2011
 
Consuming Youth: Leading Teens Through Consumer Culture
3.38
I think a major issue with American adolescents is the drive toward consumerism. Too often they find their sense of identity in the stuff they buy...s...more
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 13, 2014
 
PALO DURO GOLD
2.50
My dad bought me this book while we were visiting the Palo Duro Canyon. The author has written a whole set of books set in the panhandle of Texas. It...more
Aug 2009
Jul 30, 2011
 
Youth Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Youth Ministry
3.93
Heflin presents the work of the youth minister in five pairs of roles a youth minister must play. Each pair includes tension. Am I primarily an evange...more
Dec 2010
Jul 29, 2011
 
The Appeal
3.55
I have an idea. Let's make John Grisham a writer for NPR. His stories have all the flavor of an NPR news story and perhaps the same slant on the news....more
Feb 2010
Jul 29, 2011
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