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.


Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation by Andy Root. Root invites youth ministers to develop stronger relationships by entering into the sufferings and struggles of their students.


Relationships Unfiltered: Help for Youth Workers, Volunteers and Parents on Creating Authentic Relationships by Andy Root. Root defines youth ministry from an incarnational perspective.


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