Love Kindness: Discover the Power of a Forgotten Christian Virtue by Barry Correy. This volume clarifies the difference between biblical kindness, which is rooted in true humility, and cultural niceness as its counterfeit.

Known by God:A  Biblical Theology of Personal Identity by Brian S. Rosner. Rosner examines three aspects of our identity: being made in the image of God, being known by God, and being in Christ.

Inside Out: Real Change Is Possible If You’re Willing to Start from the Inside Out by Larry Crabb. True change begins when we allow God to change our hearts.

To Be Told: God Invites You to Coauthor Your Future by Dan Allender. A book that encourages us to share the stories God is writing with our lives and to help others do the same.

Leaving Egypt: Finding God in the Wilderness Places by Chuck DeGroat. DeGroat asserts that the storyline of Exodus is the story of all our lives; here we can find common ground with those we lead.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Not a specifically Christian resource; however, a great book on how to interact with and engage introverts.


Articles on Rooted

How Grace Empowers Our Relationships With Students by Kris Fernhout

Ask Rooted: How do You Set and Keep Emotional Boundaries in Youth Ministry? Rooted

Ask Rooted: What Is Your Goal and Approach When Meeting With Students One-on-One? Rooted

Relationships and Youth Ministry by Liz Edrington

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