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Rick Lawrence’s Sifted and Shrewd $1.99 ea

Two of Rick Lawrence’s books are on sale through the end of the month in their e-book versions.  I am linking my reviews for both of these books, which I highly recommend. Shrewd Shrewd Link My review can be found … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rural Youth Ministry

Rural Youth Ministry by Brent Lacy Simply Youth Ministry's EveryDay Youth Ministry Series has churned out another complete success in Rural Youth Ministry.” Brent Lacy captures the essence of what it means to be a Rural Youth Minister. I have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Criticism Bites

Criticism Bites Brian Berry delves into a task that is often difficult for new professionals, especially youth workers to grasp. Brian nails the concept of criticism as he wrestles with the reasons why criticism hurts, then helps us understand how … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Simple Truth Bible

The Simple Truth Bible is a project of over 30 youth workers who set out on a goal of creating a daily devotional for students. Admittedly, I am a skeptic of devotions as I’ve had a rough history with them … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: How to really Love your Adult child.

  How to Really Love Your Adult Child is a great book written by Ross Campbell and Gary Chapman (also wrote the Love Language series of books). In this short, yet detailed read, Campbell and Chapman engage a major problem … Continue reading

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Developing your Youth Pastor’s Heart SYM Podcast!

SYM Podcast Aaron Crumbley of http://www.yoacblog.com, Kurt Johnston of http://www.juniorhighministry.com and Jason Carson team up to provide some great material on caring for your youth group. Get engaged and beyond the stereotypical overrushed youth pastor and get into the hearts … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shrewd

  Shrewd:Daring to Live the Startling Command of Jesus by Rick Lawrence is the second of Rick’s Jesus-Centered books where he dives deep into a little known/followed edict of Christ.  The first one was Sifted and it’s review is here. … Continue reading

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New Resource: 99 Thoughts on Caring for your Youth Group

99 Thoughts on Caring for Your Youth Group     99 Thoughts on Caring for Your Youth Group (link) 99 Thoughts on Caring for Your Youth Group (link) Description from SimplyYouthMinistry.com Being a youth worker means being more than a … Continue reading

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Think Orange: Conclusions How to Bring the Family and Church together

    Family and The Church The Think Orange group, outlined in their book how the church and family need each other to build generations of Christians, building stronger families helps the church grow and the Church’s focus on the … Continue reading

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Think Orange: Family

Think Orange continues to emphasize the value of family in the role of the spiritual development in the lives of the children. Parents have a role that is as critical as the church’s role when it comes to influencing the … Continue reading

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