Item description for Book, Bath, Table, and Time: Christian Worship As Source and Resource for Youth Ministry (Youth Ministry Alternatives) by Fred P. Edie...
Overview This book provides ideas for building the faith of Christian youth so that that they will experience Gods presence, identify God, and take up their baptismal vocations. (Ministry & Pastoral Resources)
Publishers Description This book gives youth, youth ministers, congregational leaders, and seminary students ideas for and suggestions on how to practice the liturgical holy things of the ordo - the ancient church's life "ordered" around its liturgical "holy things" - bath (Baptism); book (Scriptures); table (Eucharist); calendar (the prayerful patterning of time) - in order to provide the church with a faithful ecology of life that is capable of forming Christian youth who experience God's presence, identify God rightly, and take up their baptismal vocations before God and for the world.
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Studio: Pilgrim Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.97" Width: 6.12" Height: 0.66" Weight: 0.97 lbs.
Release Date Dec 4, 2007
Publisher Pilgrim Press
ISBN 0829817441 ISBN13 9780829817447
Reviews - What do customers think about Book, Bath, Table, and Time: Christian Worship As Source and Resource for Youth Ministry (Youth Ministry Alternatives)?
One of the two or three best resources Sep 18, 2008
I hope this reviewer will exercise much greater care in his youth ministry than in the writing of this review. First of all, the author's name is Fred Edie. Further, while not replete with stories of congregations the ideas in the book are immanently transferable to anyone with half an imagination. This is one of the top two or three best resources on youth ministry on the vast market today. Youth ministry that hopes to retain any kind of distance from consumerism and consumerist models of youth ministry needs a liturgical center. Fred Edie's book elegantly and creatively reveals the possibilities for establishing such a center in a residential community at Duke. While it is not a recipe book for youth ministry, it plows the important ground of middle theory between high theology and low strategy. Further, there is a lot here to spark the imagination. We need more books like this and fewer books on tips, tricks and techniques.
Charles Edie's contribution to the Youth Ministry Alternatives series is provocative and interesting. For analysis and critique of North America's relationship to language, food, and time, you won't find much better.
But this is not a book for youth ministers looking for stories of practical application of that analysis. Edie is deeply involved in the Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation, and all of his examples are drawn from that two-week annual event. Needless to say, for a youth minister hungry for stories of colleagues fashioning liturgically-driven youth ministry week-in-and-week-out in a local congregation, there's not much here.