Passing On the Faith, Second Edition
A Radical Model for Youth and Family Ministry
From the Introduction:
This book is about passing on the faith from generation to generation, throughout the milestones of a person's life. Faith is created and nurtured by the Holy Spirit through the Gospels. The vision underlying the RADICAL model was developed in light of the theological principle that faith is formed by the Holy Spirit through personal, trusted relationships—often, but not always, in our own homes. A youth and family ministry for the 21st century connects all the generations in the total ministry of the congregation and, through the cross of Christ, recognizes the work of the Holy Spirit shaping faith in all the circles of relationships.
This revised edition expands on the authors' original model with an all-new chapter on the circle of creation. This edition has also been updated throughout in light of new ideas and research that have emerged during the past decade.
Copyright: Sept. 1, 2008
Size: 6 x 9
Length: 398 pages
what people are saying about Passing On the Faith, Second Edition
Review by John Roberto, president, LifelongFaith Associates
Merton Strommen and Richard Hardel have teamed up to write a wise and weighty volume that puts family in the forefront of faith formation. They have composed a tome of theological sensitivity and practical wisdom brimming with powerful, concrete examples from communities that already enact the kind of ministry they espouse. I recommend this book wholeheartedly.
Review by Rev. Kenda Creasy Dean, assistant professor of youth, church, and culture, Princeton Theological Seminary
Review by Richard McCord, director of U.S. Catholic Bishops Secretariat for Family, Laity, Women, and Youth
Review by Dr. Roland Martinson, professor of pastoral care and theology, Luther Seminary