Home School Book Review on “We’re All Not the Same, But We’re Still Family”

Having adopted both of our sons, I found that this book covers the exact questions and issues that were discussed in our pre-adoption training. The story was written for adoptive families to explore the benefits of adoption openness. In her “For Parents and Caregivers Only” at the back of the book, co-author Theresa Harris, a therapist and adoptive mother, warns, “Openness may not always be positive for families.” But when it is a positive experience, it can help to address the important themes of identity, attachment, grief, and loss that adopted children (and their parents) often have to deal with.

Read Wayne Walker’s full review at the Home School Book Review Blog

The Whole Youth Worker

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Being a youth minister is not for the meek!

Youth ministry is difficult and you need every useful resource you can get your hands on. The Whole Youth Worker, 2nd Edition is advice straight from the heart of a guy who has been in the youth ministry trenches for over a decade. Whether you are a youth minister rookie or a seasoned pro, The Whole Youth Worker, 2nd Edition should be on your resource shelf. Inside the new 2nd Edition, you will find advice on:

  • Being a professional inside the office
  • Dealing with criticism
  • Balancing family and ministry
  • Challenging your congregation's definition of success
  • Creating a more parent-friendly ministry
  • Creating a clear vision for ministry
  • Ministering to others when your spirit is struggling
  • Staying health as a form of worship

And new insightsavailable only in this edition include:

  • Advice on interviewing well
  • How not to let an event become bigger than God
  • Celebrating successes
  • When good kids make bad choices

Youth Ministers and Pastors Acclaim for The Whole Youth Worker

"Here is a brass-tacks companion for those who would aspire to being not a master but a servant, one who is willing to put forth great effort on the young, even though not all the recipients will be appreciative. Jay Tucker is the opposite of preachy, he is practical and instructional with down-to-earth language that brings a smile."
--Most Rev. Heyward B. Ewart, PhD, DD, Metropolitan Archbishop, Holy Catholic Church International

"If you want to hear from the heart of a youth worker who struggles to enjoy the Monday-to-Friday part of youth ministry and wants to help you get through it too, then you need to read The Whole Youth Worker."
--Mike Kupferer, Youth Ministry Exchange

"In The Whole Youth Worker, Jay gives us a glimpse at what it's like to be in the trenches--both good and bad. You will read this book and say, 'Been there--it's good to know I'm not alone!'" --Rev. Bill Fisackerly, IV, Gulf Cove United Methodist Church

Learn more at www.JayTucker.net

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