There’s a sweet deal happening over at Simply Youth Ministry; for $25 you can get about fifty bucks worth of books! Here’s the link, Books Your Students Will Actually Read Bundle, which comes with:
One Minute Bible for Students
The One Minute Bible for Students won’t replace your Bible. It will inspire you to take side trips into your Bible to see what came before and what comes after the passage you just read. These bite-size servings of Scripture are sure to increase your appetite for God’s Word.
Give your teenagers a guilt-free, up-close look at materialism–one that strips away the overwhelming messages of a consumer society. You’ll see authentic changes in readers as they tear out pages to use in Jesus-centered activities.
10 Minute Moments – God’s Story
Each edition works like a daily journal with 31 relevant devotionals that only take about 10 minutes to complete. Students will read a Bible passage, get some questions to chew on, some suggestions to help them pray, and then space to reflect. It’s easy to read and easy to stick with. This edition is focused on God’s story—who He is, what He has done for us, and how we can live a life that brings Him glory. It’s got great lessons for new Christians as well as students who have “grown up in the church”. Use them as part of a small group or retreat emphasis on daily devotions, graduation gifts, birthday gifts, or just have them available to students.
10 Minute Moments – Plugged In
10-Minute Moments: Plugged In is a daily devotional that’s set up as a journal. Students read a Bible passage, poke their brain with a few questions, get some suggestions on what to pray about, and then space to write down their thoughts. It’s a one-month plan that’s easy to read and easy to stick with. And, if you hadn’t guessed from the title, each “lesson” only takes about 10 minutes. This time around, they’ll tackle the five biblical purposes of our lives—Worship, Fellowship, Discipleship, Ministry and Evangelism. Keep ‘em on hand for new students, pass ‘em out as graduation gifts, or just hide them in their backpacks. You can’t lose!
99 Thoughts about Guys – For Girls’ Eyes Only
In some ways, a guy’s mind seems incredible simple. So why are dudes always so confounding, especially to girls? Luckily, youth pastor extraordinaire Kurt Johnston has spent decades figuring out the brains of teenage boys—including his own noggin. And with some extra insights from fellow youth worker Katie Edwards, they’ve crafted a humorous, yet incredibly helpful, handbook on unwrapping the male brain. While written with girls as an audience, this book also fills a much needed hole in any youth worker’s bookshelf or parent’s reading list.
99 Thoughts about Girls – For Guys’ Eyes Only
While this book doesn’t claim to unlock the deep, unfathomable mysteries of the female mind, it will give tons of helpful insights into what makes teenage girls tick. And who better to lead you on this adventure than Katie Edwards, a teenage girl herself once, and now a youth worker with tons of girl-brain-decoding experience. Her trusty sidekick on this expedition is Kurt Johnston, whose sidebars chime in with extra info. With short, easy to digest essays on a variety of topics, it’s perfect for teenage guys trying to figure out that special girl (or the girl they wish was that special girl), youth workers and parents alike.
99 Thoughts for College-Age People
The transition from high school to college is usually the most dramatic in young people’s lives. In this humorous and thought-provoking resource, Chuck Bomar offers up pearls of wisdom gained over years of personal and professional experience. It’s great as a graduation gift, as a college freshman small group discussion starter, or as any number of other uses. However you put it to work, you’ll be sure to save some young adults some pain, money, and from foot fungus.