Convention suggests it is best not to talk about faith and politics: this book talks about both! It argues that Jesus was a political figure who championed the rights of […]
A big 180 page full colour book packed full of ideas for youth workers to help develop youth work and spirituality. It comes with a supporting DVD. Written by Nigel Pimlott and Steve Bullock.
“Here be Dragons” follows on from the best selling book “Meet them where they're at”, exploring the space where missional youth work and emerging church content.
Introducing the concept of Symbiotic Youth Work as a way of exploring the relationship between young people, us and the missionary God who crosses frontiers towards humanity, discovering together what it means to be and grow church in a new land.
Over 30 encounters with young people at risk. A practical resource for youth and community workers that will have a wider appeal for those who care about people.
By Dave Wiles
Foreword by Adrian and Bridget Plass
“Stories from the Edge shows us where God’s Kingdom can truly be found …This is invaluable for those who are engaged in ‘frontier’ youth work.” – Nick Shepherd, Centre for Youth Ministry
These true stories are instructive, inspiring, arresting and shocking. Meet the 16-year-old on probation, who is on suicide watch; mediate between a rebellious youngster and his too-strict dad; listen to a 21-year-old girl, with two children in care, who works the street to pay for the heroin her father deals. Each chapter follows a particular theme, such as 'Dads and Lads' or 'Youth Culture and Gangs', and ends with points for discussion.
“Thank God for Dave Wiles, a bruised human being who understands through troubles in his own life and through his involvement in the battered lives of others, that Christianity is a messy business.” – Adrian and Bridget Plass, in their foreword
“Dave not only practises what he talks about, his own story shows the impact that can be made. A moving, challenging and motivating read.” – Tim Evans, Worth Unlimited
“Be warned – this book doesn't hold back; it is not a gentle read! Instead, it is full of tough stories and the reality of the lives of young people on the edge. The brilliance of the book is in the questions – challenging the assumptions we have when working with young people and encouraging us to be people of grace and hope.” – Jill Rowe, Oasis
“An amazing collection of stories … A refreshingly honest and down to earth read for anyone who shares Jesus' heart for people on the margins.” – Gavin Calver, Youth for Christ
“Everyone loves a good story and this book is packed with them – stories that challenge, inspire, shock and pull the rug from under your feet. It had me gripped.” – Jonny Baker, Church Mission Society
Illustrated by Jon Birch, www. asbojesus.wordpress.com