The Adolescent Journey

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Format: Paperback

Vendor: Intervarsity Press

Publication Date: April 21, 2011


ISBN: 0830834184

ISBN-13: 9780830834181

Number of Pages: 224

Weight: 0.65 lb

Dimensions: 8.9 × 6 (inches)

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Adolescence is a time of individuation--children are slowly finding their identity as adults, separate from their parents and other adult influences. Such a critical time of psychological development is complicated by cultural influences that shape their expectations of adulthood and color how they relate to other people and even God. The task of the youth pastor becomes to help adolescents navigate this often treacherous journey, helping young people reconcile their experience of childhood to the reality of their impending adulthood, and rooting and establishing them in a faith that can sustain them through their adult journey as well. Drawing on the insights of sociology and psychology, Jacober reveals youth ministry to be an act of practical theology, and helps youth pastors find their footing as they guide young people through adolescence.

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