Our publishing team has been hard at work finalizing some awesome new stuff. Check out these three new releases, all available for pre-order right now.
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Students love movies. A lot. This is good because movies can teach us a thing or two about our world. In Jesus Goes to the Movies, Joel Mayward helps youth workers understand how film can be a tool for teenagers to better love God. As a film critic, I love this book. As a youth pastor, I love it even more.
Wade Bearden | @wadehance
Student Pastor, Houston, TX
Staff Writer at Christ and Pop Culture
Cohost of Seeing and Believing (film and TV podcast)
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In Search of Adolescence takes on the revisionist history so widely accepted in the church and the broader culture—the “history” that portrays adolescence itself as a modern invention, an aberration of the way young people were meant to grow up. A winsome writer, a fearless academic, and a brilliant researcher, Crystal Kirgiss unmasks the simplistic assumptions we’ve held for so long about the nature and importance of adolescence. Like a sharpshooter in a carnival shooting gallery, Crystal’s book blows away falsehood after falsehood with perfectly aimed research and totally disarming humor. This book has the potential to make us totally rethink the way we see young people and our work with them.
Mark DeVries MDiv | @markdevriesYMA
Founder, Ministry Architects
Author of Sustainable Youth Ministry
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A major goal of youth ministry in today’s world is not to spoon feed students what to think, but to teach them how to think. That is exactly what this series is doing. THINK, Vol. 3 is chalk full of vital topics and issues that students care about and need to think through. Buy this book, heck, buy the whole series—you and your students won’t regret it!
Brock Morgan | @brockmorgan
Author of Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian World