Small StoriesLloyd & Anthea Martin.
Reflections on the practice of youth development.
Lloyd and Anthea Martin have taken young people into their home, provided alternative education and taken them on adventures in the outdoors. This collection of funny and sad stories spans thirty years of teaching and youth work in their community of Cannons Creek. Each story is followed with a reflection linking ‘what actually happens’ to emerging ideas about how we support the development of all young people
Messy MissionMark Barnard
Messy Mission challenges the assumption that we have to be ‘sorted’ before we can start following Jesus. Through his own personal (and often hilarious) story, Mark shows us how our own ‘messiness’ can actually help us to love and serve others better.
From the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the art institutes of Chicago, Messy Mission will take you on a journey around the world and bring you back to the very best place to start following Jesus: exactly where you are.
Against the tideJ & J Duckworth.
Responding to a growing desire they find in young adults to live lives of faith and hope, to live the dream, they write to the ‘want to be radical followers’. These are not just the ideas and values that form their theology of mission and community but practical tips of how to get involved in your own community, including a section on how to launch. Their invitation is not just for super star Christians, it’s for anyone interested in making a difference.
The Invisible TableLloyd Martin. Out of Print!
his book is a resource for those who work with youth who are struggling in their family, school or community. It outlines risk and resiliency factors in each context and focuses on how young people interact with peers and global youth sub-cultures. It looks at the role of a youth worker alongside other professional services and discusses the dynamics around how we enter the worlds of a young person in order to build relationships and provide services.
One Faith Two PeoplesLloyd Martin.
Beginning with a true-to-experience story of a Māori couple who begin engaging with their local church, One Faith Two Peoples takes a hard look at New Zealand’s largely mono cultural church. Using interviews with Māori elders, the book examines subjects such as Māori spirituality, a Biblical view of culture and some pf the past successes and failure of mission in New Zealand.
Dear SamLarsen & Picard
Letters from kids in lock-up
A complilation of real letters from kids with questions and answer about God, faith and life.
At RiskDr Scott Larson
Bringing Hope to Hurting Teenagers
Shares the broader issues surrounding the brokenness of kids today and explains how and why ministering to at-risk youth often requires a different kind of love.
A way OutS Larsen & D Mercer
A Way out. Everyone’s looking for a way out. • A way out of hopelessness and despair. • A way out of addiction to drugs and alcohol. • A way out of crime. • A way out of jail. Does anybody ever really break free from slavery to such things? The stories inside this book of Calvin, Brian, Amy, Nate and Jay are all true. They all felt trapped and hopeless at one point but they found a way out. These are their stories, told in their own words.
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