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Early Reviews of Masterpiece

Early reviews of Masterpiece by Paul MartinMasterpiece, by Paul Martin, is now shipping. The Youth Cartel and our distributors fulfilled orders from all over the country. Here’s a few reviews that have been posted on Amazon and the iTunes iBookstore.

The Relationship of Art by Brooke Wilson on Amazon

Paul Martin brings to the surface the true art of getting to the heart of students in youth ministry. His unique way of discipleship is like none I’ve seen before. He emphasizes the importance of spending time with youth and reaching beneath what an average teenager may tell you in an everyday conversation; he turns “My day was okay” into “I’m struggling and need a hug.” Paul’s main focus is to not rely on outcomes, but rely on process. Outcomes lead to failure and process leads to hope and perseverance. The tools Paul suggests in getting to know a student allow for independent relationships for a discipler to come to know the student as a created masterpiece in Christ; it is Christ who created them and a descipler’s job to just help reveal that. The process he suggests seems unachievable, but as his one of his youth, I have seen it applied and with the encouragement he gives in the book there is proof that it is possible to build these relationships. This book is a must for anyone interested in discipleship whether it be for a teen or an adult and also for anyone interested in strengthening their relationships with family and friends.

 The Art of Relationship by rbwilson2 via iTunes

Paul Martin brings to the surface the true art of getting to the heart of students in youth ministry. His unique way of discipleship is like none I’ve seen before. He emphasizes the importance of spending time with youth and reaching beneath what an average teenager may tell you in an everyday conversation; he turns “My day was okay” into “I’m struggling and need a hug.” Paul’s main focus is to not rely on outcomes, but rely on process. Outcomes lead to failure and process leads to hope and perseverance. The tools Paul suggests in getting to know a student allow for independent relationships for a discipler to come to know the student as a created masterpiece in Christ; it is Christ who created them and a descipler’s job to just help reveal that. The process he suggests seems unachievable, but as his one of his youth, I have seen it applied and with the encouragement he gives in the book there is proof that it is possible to build these relationships. This book is a must for anyone interested in discipleship whether it be for a teen or an adult and also for anyone interested in strengthening their relationships with family and friends.

Great Book by Shawn Kiger via iTunes

I really love the heart of this book. Creating disciples of Jesus Christ is our job as youth workers. But as Paul writes only God can do that. And I love this, our job is to walk with them through the process. In walking with them we are guiding them and showing them what a disciple looks like. A program can’t do that. Thank you Paul for writing this book. I recommend it to all youth workers and sr. Pastors!

Masterpiece is available at the Cartel store, Simply Youth Ministry, Amazon, and iTunes.

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