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Friday, January 26, 2007

Books, Links, Resources

I need to update the side over there. Before I start that project, do you have anything you think would be of help to other youth ministers that we can stick over there? I'm looking for books, websites, websites for games, theology, ym ideas, retreat places, workcamp, camps, etc. Anything you think might be helpful, shoot me an email, I'll review it and stick it up. I'll give you props, too, don't worry...


That's Props as in, uh, not skit material. As in, Hey, awright, this person gave us this...

5 Comments:

Blogger Turk said...

Web pages.

Youth 2000
Catholic Answers
Catholic Online
USCCB Movie Reviews
New Advent
Catholic.net
Catholic Educator's Resource Center

12:09 PM  
Blogger Turk said...

Just a few books I would recommend:

Provit Series by Amy Welborn
Did Adam & Eve have Belly Buttons by Matthew Pinto
The Incorruptibles
Mysteries, Marvels and Miracles
Catholicism and Fundamentalism
Understanding the Sacraments
Theology for Beginners
The Story of a Soul by St Therese
The Lamb’s Supper
The Imitation of Christ

1:02 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

One of my personal favorites, for games in particular, is thesourcefym.com. I also spend some time at www.cpyu.org, where they have a good pulse on current events in youth culture.

Beyond that, all my favorite Catholic sites have been posted.

11:48 AM  
Blogger texan said...

If you are looking to buy a bunch of books you should think about joining Catholic Media Club. Basically you pay a yearly fee and in return you receive all your books at wholesale price, or cost. Catholic Media Club has save us a couple thousand dollars a year from our operating budget.

10:58 AM  
Blogger Maureen Wittmann said...

Okay, I'm kind of late responding to this post. Hey, only a year and a holf! Hopefully, you;ll see it because I can't email addy.

Some time ago I was asked by a Catholic publisher to compile and edit a teen question and answer book written by teens themselves. After a a series of events and lot of prayer I decided to turn it into a blog instead, www.noquestionleftbehind.blogspot.com.

I believe this is something of great interest to those in Catholic youth ministry and hope that you can pass it along.

No Question Left Behind is a place where teens can go and feel comfortable talking about heavy and not-so-heavy topics. It's a peer-to-peer platform where teens can trust that their fears, struggles, and questions will be heard and answered by those who struggle with the same issues.

I put together a team of teenagers and young 20-somethings to answer the questions of teens. The team worked to answer all inquiries in the framework of Catholic teaching. I already have 200 Q&A's ready to roll so you can count on this blog being around for the long term. And we're still collecting new questions at the blog. New posts will appear every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

More than anything, please keep the project in your prayers. Especially pray for the teens who will visit the blog looking for answers.

Thank you!

6:53 PM  

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