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Books and Videos

Recommended Resources for Parents as well as those doing Ministry with Youth and Pre-teens:

Life Teams Resources:  books, training videos and helpsheets on current youth issues.

Other Books:

"Hurt 2.0 Inside the World of Today's Teenagers by Chap Clark (2011), Baker Academic

"Hope and Healing for Kids who Cut" by Marv Penner (2008), Youth Specialties

"Lies that Young Women Believe and the Truth that Sets them Free" (2008) by Dannah Gresh and Nancy Leigh deMoss, Moody Publishers

"The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander by Barbara Coloroso (2003), Collins Canada

"Energizing Children's Ministry in the Smaller Church" by Rick Chromey (2008)

Hold on To Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers by Gordon Neufeld (2005), recommended by Paul Robertson, Youth Culture Specialist

"Rock-Solid Kids: Giving Children a Biblical Foundation for Life" by Larry Fowler (2004)

"The Feelings Book: the Care and Keeping of Your Emotions" by American Girl Library (2002)

"Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions" by George Barna (2003)

"Como Transformar A Los Ninos En Campeones Espirituales" George Barna (2006)


Passport to Purity by Dennis Rainey, Barbara Rainey, 2012 (ages 10-13 & Parents); a weekend retreat kit dealing with peer pressure, sexual development; dating and sexuality issues and moral integrity.

Preparing for Adolescence by James Dobson, 1999, (ages 10-13 & Parents); a CD dealing with self-esteem, peer pressure, puberty, dating and purity; emotions, conflict and independence.

Raising a Modern-Day Knight by Robert Lewis, 2007, (ages 11-17 & Parents); Book or CD dealing with a father's role in guiding his son to real manhood; a boy's right to passage.


Make you Think - Values Collection by Shauna Simmons; a set of 12 DVDs which deliver a high-impact challenge to students, helping them think about "living with character.”