Family-Based Youth Ministry by Mark DeVries
This is one of the most refreshing books that I have read in years on the subject of ministering to young people in the context of the local church. DeVries’ thesis is that the most successful youth programs in the long run are not those that offer endless entertainment and stimulation, but those that involve the young people in the overall life of the church, and most importantly, with dedicated Christian adults.
There is in Family-Based the usual smattering of psychological jargon and concepts – these must be filtered out. But the overall concept of the book is well worth pondering and implementing.