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Street Smart

Practical Skills for Connecting With Young People

by John Robinson with Jan Greenhough

Jacket

Paperback
Price: £8.99
Publisher:Monarch imprint of Lion Hudson
Published:January 2011
ISBN:978-1-854-24903-6
Review:
This book is a must for those interested in doing real youth ministry and reaching outside the captive congregations youth and into the community. Subtitled Practical skills for connecting with young people it really does offer some strong insights and advice on what not to do alongside what to do when working with young people and outreaching. That said is this a ground breaking book? No, it says little not said before, however what it does do is set it out in a clean and concise manner that looks not back at the past but where we are today as a society and how we can work with things as they are. It is not a hearts and flowers book but it is a positive book on the things that can be done to reach the church beyond the boundaries and it is definitely something that is needed. If it reminds me of anything then I think it's probably that it's the equivalent of street pastor training for youth workers and on that level it's great. Definitely one for all churches and essential for new youth ministries.

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Reviewer: Melanie Carroll   (30/05/11)
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