The Center for Youth and Family Ministry
Suggested Bibliography for Youth and Family Ministry
Starting a Youth Ministry
Bible, The. NIV Study Bible, Life Application Bible, Serendipity.
Chow, David. No More Lone Rangers. Loveland, Colorado: Group Books, 2003.
Covey, Stephen. Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
Davis, Ken. How to Speak to Youth. Loveland. Colorado: Group Books, 1986.
Dunn, Richard R. Shaping the Spiritual Life of Students. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVaristy Press, 2001.
Fields, Doug. Purpose Driven Youth Ministry. Grand Rapids: Zondervan/YouthSpecialties, 1998.
__________. Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry. Grand Rapids:Zondervan/Youth Specialties, 2002.
Kageler, Len. The Youth Ministry Survival Guide. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992.
Lefever, Marlene. Creative Bible Teaching. Elgin: David C. Cook, 1988.
McDonald, Gordon. Ordering Your Private World. Chicago: Nelson-Hall Publishers,1984.
Mueller, Walt. Understanding Today’s Youth Culture. Wheaton: Tyndale House, 1999.
Olson, Ginny, Diane Elliot, and Mike Work. Youth Ministry Management Tools. GrandRapids: Zondervan/Youth Specialties, 1998.
Olsen, Keith, Dr. Counseling Teenagers. Loveland, Group Books, 1987.
Rice, Wayne. Great Ideas for Small Youth Groups. Youth Specialties, 1986.
Rice, Wayne. Junior High Ministry. Grand Rapids: Zondervan/Youth Specialties, 1978.
Robbins, Duffy. Ministry of Nurture. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992.
__________. Youth Ministry Nuts and Bolts. Grand Rapids: Zondervan/YouthSpecialties, 1990.
Veerman, David R. Small Group Ministry with Youth. Wheaton: Victor Books, 1992.
Youth Specialties. Ideas Library. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994.
Advanced Youth Ministry
Beaudoin, Tom. Virtual Faith. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1998.
Clark, Chap. Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004.
Lewis, David, Carley Dodd and Darryl Tippens. Shattering the Silence. Nashville:Gospel Advocate, 1989.
Miller, Donald. Blue Like Jazz. Nashville: Thomas Nelson , 2003.
Mueller, Walt. Understanding Today’s Youth Culture. Tyndale House, 1994.
Peterson, Eugene. The Message. Colorado Springs, NavPress, 1995.
Smith, Christian with Denten, Melinda Lundquist. Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers. New York: Oxford, 2005.
Clark, Chap. YouthWorkers handbook to Family Ministry. Grand Rapids:Zondervan/Youth Specialties, 1997.
Devries, Mark. Family-Based Youth Ministry. Dallas: Word Publishing, 1990.
Dobson, James. Children at Risk. Word Publishing, 1990.
Elkind, David. All Grown Up and No Place to Go. Reading: Addison-WesleyPublishing Co., 1988.
__________, The Hurried Child. Reading: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1988.
Hebbard, Don W. The Complete Handbook for Family Life Ministry in the Church.
Kearney, Nebraska: Morris Publishing, 1995.
Medved, Michael. Hollywood vs. America. Harper, 1993.
Strommen, Merton. Five Cries of Parents. New York: Harper and Row, 1988.
__________. Five Cries of Youth. New York: Harper and Row, 1988.
Arterburn, Stephen and Fred Stoeker. Everyman’s Battle. Colorado Springs:Waterbrook Press, 2000.
Curtis, Brent and Eldridge, John. The Sacred Romance. Nashville: Nelson Publishing,1997.
Elderedge, John. Wild at Heart. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2001.
Farrar, Steve. Point Man. Multnomah Books, 1990.
Foster, Richard. Celebration of Discipline. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1978.
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