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23 Books Every Youth Pastor Must Read In 2023

It’s the beginning of the year and, if you’re like me, you’re looking for new books to read. These are books I have already read, wrote, or are on my reading list for 2023.

I have divided this list into three sections Ministry Nuts and Bolts, Soul Care and Other Non-Fiction.

Ministry Nuts and Bolts (Program, Managing, etc.)

Youth Ministry Nuts and Bolts by Duffy Robbins

Gospel Centered Youth Ministry: A Practical Guide by Cameron Cole

The Disciple Project by Paul Turner

My Youth Ministry Playbook by Paul Turner

Creating A Discipleship Culture in Your Youth Ministry by Rod M Whitlock

Lead Them to Jesus: A Handbook for Youth Workers by Mike McGarry

How We Read The Bible: 8 Ways to Engage the Bible With Our Students by Matt Laidlaw

Ministry By Teenagers by Jonathan Mckee

Soul Care

Abba’s Child by Brennan Manning

Anonymous buy Alicia Britt Cholesterols

The Monastic Heart by Joan Chittister

Life of the Beloved by Henri Nouwen

The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

A Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards

Crucified by Christians by Gene Edwards

Other Non-Fiction

The End of Youth Ministry by Andrew Root

Generation Alpha by Mark McCrindle

Cultish:The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell

Seen: Despair and Anxiety in Kids and Teenagers and the Power of Connection by Will Hutcherson

Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

The Art of Work by Jeff Goins

Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Belong by Radah Agrawal

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