Global Youth Ministry – A Review

Terry Linhart, professor of youth ministry at Bethel College in Indiana, asked me to review his book Global Youth Ministry (affiliate link) on Amazon.

I had been reading the book along with the rest of the Youth Ministry International trainers all over the world, so it was pretty easy to write the review for him.

Amazon gives this overview of the book:

As the world’s youth population continues to grow and interact globally in an instant through blogging, texting, and social networking, youth ministry is adapting in equal fashion. Authors Terry Linhart and David Livermore offer advice that’s substantiated by more than twenty prominent worldwide youth leaders: be prepared. Global Youth Ministry is the first textbook to recognize the phenomenon of global youth ministry and to coordinate leading youth ministry voices in a discussion of the theological, theoretical, sociocultural, and historical issues that shape ministries around the world. Traditionally, students of international youth ministries have had to wade through a range of sources, perspectives, and agendas. This versatile text distills all that, and focuses on real-world experiences, challenges, and issues that are part of international ministries. This book is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate-level students and youth ministry leaders who have a heart for missions, social awareness and spiritual empathy, and a desire to serve young people around the world.

The strength of the book, I believe, lies in the authors that the editors chose to highlight from various parts of the world. That’s why I wrote,

“In Global Youth Ministry, Terry Linhart and David Livermore have assembled an incredible array of experts in youth ministry from various cultures.”

You can read my whole review on Amazon here.

You Might Also be Interested in:

Why Global Youth Ministry is Important
What’s a Global Youth Worker?
Benefits of being a Global Youth Worker
How to be a Global Youth Worker

*NOTE: If you buy the book using the links on this page, our family gets a few cents. I was not in any way paid for the review I wrote or for this blog post. I just really liked the book and thought I would share it with you.

2 Responses to “Global Youth Ministry – A Review”

  1. Terry Linhart December 29, 2011 at 10:09 am #


    Thanks for the nice review here. Hope your new year looks to be fruitful. May God bless you in 2012 as you lead in global youth ministry.



    • Dennis December 30, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

      Hey Terry anytime. It’s a great book. I wish it were available in Spanish.

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