Great text on youth ministry. Steers you away from programming to the essence of what ministry to youth is all about - God! I've used portions with a class in youth ministry in an international context with good reviews. It's great to finally see textbooks written about youth ministry that challenge the student to study and think more about why they are involved in ministry to youth.
An excellent book of introduction. I must admit that the size of it scared me to begin with. However, I got 'into it' right from the start. The spirtual aspects are very well made, and not dreamt up as some authors tend to. They are practical and inspirational. A must for anyone entering/involved in church-based youth work.