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This book is not a typical how-to manual for youth groups
. Dean offers a theological prescription not only for youth ministry but also for the whole church.
The Christian Century
Kenda Creasy Dean is the liveliest theologian of youth culture in the United States today. Youth ministers who read this book will see how adolescents are theological, and theologians who read this book will see why theology should be more adolescent.
Kenda Creasy Dean is associate professor of youth, church, and culture and director of the Tennent School of Christian Education at Princeton Theological Seminary. She is also coauthor of The Godbearing Life: The Art of Soul Tending for Youth Ministry and coeditor of Starting Right: Thinking Theologically about Youth Ministry.
Dean's book is both challenging in the way it reveals the church's short falls (demonstrated by youth's insistence on something more than we're willing to offer) and exciting in... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jonathan Taube
Maybe I'm slightly biased, but it seems that everything that Kenda puts out is gold. Kudos and a fantastic book. Prepare for a great read, you won't want to put this one down.Published on September 28, 2011 by Lauren N. Gam
Practicing Passion: Youth And The Quest For A Passionate Church by Kenda Creasy Dean is a refreshing view of youth ministry that inspires readers to search out passion in ministry. Read morePublished on February 22, 2011 by Jonathan
Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean offers a provocative challenge to the church: do ministry and "be" a church which pursues the passion of every generation. Read morePublished on January 3, 2007 by Joshua Erickson
Creasy Dean writes at a time when the Church is declining, when people do not find the Church attractive any more and when the world around us is offering, with passion, unreliable... Read morePublished on September 12, 2005 by Teofil Harii