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19295EB: All In: Finding True Life on the Path to Total Surrender - eBook  

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As a youth leader, volunteer youth leader, or youth pastor, continuing education is a must.
Your personal spiritual growth should never stop.
I recommend you always have a book read in progress.
Here are my book recommendations for Christian youth leaders.

Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey

The bestselling Encountering the Old Testament has become the leading Old Testament survey text. Now the second edition has been updated throughout with revisions to the text, sidebars, bibliographies, notes, and indexes. The accompanying CD-ROM has been radically revised to demonstrate its close connection to the text and includes links to study aids, videos, and photos.

This is a course textbook from Colorado Christian University. It will give you a college level education on the Old Testament and it's not boring.  

1182X: How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour
By Gordon D. Fee & Douglas Stuart / Zondervan

Reading the Bible need not be a haphazard journey through strange and bewildering territory. Like an experienced tour guide, How to Read the Bible Book by Book takes you by the hand and walks you through the Scriptures. For each book of the Bible, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its key elements and how it fits into the grand narrative of the Bible. Written by two top evangelical scholars, this survey is designed to get you actually reading the Bible knowledgeably and understanding it accurately.

In an engaging, conversational style, Dr. Gordon Fee and Dr. Douglas Stuart take you through a given book of the Bible using their unique, progressive approach. Features include:

  • Orienting Data: concise info bytes that form a thumbnail of the book
  • Overview: a brief panorama that introduces key concepts, themes, and important landmarks in the book
  • Specific Advice for Reading: pointers for accurately understanding the details and message of the book in context with the circumstances surrounding its writing
  • A Walk Through: the actual section-by-section tour that helps you see both the larger landscape of the book and how its various parts work together to form the whole
How to Read the Bible Book by Book can be used as a companion to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth or on its own.
 
These two books, How To Read The Bible for All It's Worth, and How To Read The Bible Book By Book both by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart, are used as text books by Colorado Christian University, and highly recommended in the book Encountering the Old Testament. They are not huge boring books. You'll find them fascinating. They will transform your ability to teach with authority overnight.
46043: How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
By Gordon D. Fee & Douglas Stuart / Zondervan

Understanding the Bible isn't for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It's meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your 21st-century life.

This third edition of How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth features substantial revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include:

  • Updated language
  • A new authors' preface
  • Several chapters rewritten for better readability
  • Updated list of recommended commentaries and resources
Covering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth is used worldwide. In clear, simple language, it helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible---their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today---so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God's Word.
OK, just one more study book recommendation, again another Colorado Christian University textbook:
02806X: Encountering the New Testament, Second Edition with CD-ROM Encountering the New Testament, Second Edition with CD-ROM
By Walter A. Elwell & Robert W. Yarbrough / Baker

This highly readable, four-color, beautifully-illustrated survey is designed to make studying the New Testament less daunting and more rewarding. The second edition has been revised throughout, including updated bibliographies and focus boxes addressing contemporary concerns. The CD-ROM has been thoroughly revised to increase its value to students. Other distinguishing features include:abundant illustrations, photographs, tables, and charts, all in full color, sidebars addressing ethical/theological concerns, focus boxes isolating key issues, learning objectives and a chapter outline end-of-chapter study questions, review questions, and chapter summaries.
 

Luke 7:47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little.” (NIV)

Have you ever felt like you want to love Jesus more? Read Dr. Larry Crabb's book, Inside Out. It will really change the way you view sin and forgiveness. You will grow in your depth of gratitude towards Jesus.

99 Thoughts for Youth Workers - Physical

A resource packed with practical advice and useable ideas on every page that will help make your work simpler and your ministry more successful. 
60992: Inside Out Inside Out
By Dr. Larry Crabb / NAV Press

"Why do things go so wrong when I'm trying so hard to be right?" If you've ever asked yourself this question, Crabb has a few answers. "Far too many Christians do not deal honestly with their lives. The pathway to change is more often discussed and debated than displayed." In his warm, engaging style, Crabb helps you venture inside yourself where Christ is waiting to heal, restore, and fulfill. Real wholeness and real change are possible---if you're willing to start from the inside out. This updated edition of Crabb's classic and best selling work includes a 12-week study guide.
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21253: Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry  
Purpose Driven Youth Ministry
40450: First Two Years of Youth Ministry First Two Years of Youth Ministry
By Doug Fields / Youth Specialties

In this sequel to his bestseller Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry, Fields offers 10 valuable steps to beginning a successful program. You'll learn the importance of going before God, focusing on relationships, communicating your desires, identifying your personal values, developing and teaching your purpose, pursuing leaders, evaluating and creating programs, and more. Ideal for veterans or first-timers. 208 pages, soft cover from Zondervan.

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69333: The Divine Conspiracy  
   

The Diving Conspiracy -Dallas Willard calls us into a more authentic faith and offers a practical plan by which we can become Christ-like. He encourages faith by embracing the true meaning of Christian discipleship.

Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations, by Alex & Brett Harris.

This is a book by two remarkable teenagers who debunk the idea held by many adults, and believed by teens, that the years of a person life age 13 to 19 are the least productive. I actually heard a 7th grade teacher (who is now a youth P\pastor!) say this. How can we possible expect our youth to excel if we believe this of them.

Hear Alex and Brett explain their opposing thoughts with this video link: Click here.

Come back to use the link below to buy the book.

421128: Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
By Alex & Brett Harris / Multnomah

Combating the idea of adolescence as a vacation from responsibility, the authors weave together biblical insights, history, and modern examples to redefine the teen years as the launching pad of life and map a clear trajectory for long-term fulfillment and eternal impact. Written by teens for teens, Do Hard Things is packed with humorous personal anecdotes and stories of teens in action.

Here are our Christian book suggestion for continued spiritual growth:

Good Morning Lord! Please Help Me Listen: Morning Devotionals
How To Read The Bible
Am I Getting Through? Perspectives in Prayer
Bible Studies That Have Changed My Life
Where Do I Go From Here? Asking Directions
Who is This Jesus, Anyway?
Love On The Rocks? When Life Throws A Curve
Light At The End Of The Tunnel -Heaven.
Digging Deeper -Bible Biographies; Commentaries; Apologetics & Reference
Celebrate and Live!
Addiction Recovery

Managing God's Money

God Wins -examines issues and questions raised by the book LOVE WINS

Congratulations? You're Gifted! - Physical
Inside the pages of this book, you’ll discover the place where your God-given passions and strengths intersect, and you’ll find the way you’re designed to serve.

 

 

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459503: Shattered Dreams: God"s Unexpected Path to Joy Shattered Dreams: God's Unexpected Path to Joy
By Larry Crabb / WaterBrook Press

If God loves us, why is life so painful? Exploring the biblical account of Naomi, Crabb explains how God longs to awaken his children to the dream beneath the rubble of tragedy---changing lives for good and forever. Ideal for small groups, this edition includes a workbook to help you dig deeper.
273356: The Complete New Testament Resource for Youth Workers,  Volume 1 The Complete New Testament Resource for Youth Workers, Volume 1
By Youth Specialties

Teaching teens about the New Testament can be a daunting task. Here's help! Experienced youth ministers provide more than 100 easy-to-implement lessons featuring topic overviews, games, message outlines, study questions, and ideas for media presentations or real-life experiences. A searchable CD-ROM helps you find exactly what you need to help your kids explore life-changing Scriptures. 432 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
 
As a youth leader, volunteer youth leader, or youth pastor, continuing education is a must. Your personal spiritual growth should never stop. I recommend you always have a book read in progress.
This page contains my book recommendations for Christian youth leaders. Some of the books suggested are used as text books by Colorado Christian University, and highly recommended in the book Encountering the Old Testament.
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