“The church has a need for a deeper understanding of the purpose of the teenage years. And our understanding of this time of life should be informed by our faith,” writes author and youth ministry professor Paul G. Kelly in this book of theology. “The Bible should guide our understanding of culture, not the other way around.”
In these pages, Kelly combines careful research and practical takeaways, bringing readers along fora sweeping study of youth in the Old and New Testaments that results in a better understanding of the nature of youth.This book shows that young people today are much as they’ve always been: full of immense gifts, inherent weaknesses, and staggering potential. The stories of people like Mary, Joseph, Rebekah, and Rehoboam offer a collective wisdom, creating a picture of youth that applies just as much today as it did centuries ago.