I served as Editor for the Youthfront Book Shorts Series published by Barefoot Publications. The title I'm featuring today is Jamie Roach's Awake. In this book short, Jamie Roach invites the reader into an awareness that God is calling all of us into deeper dependence on the Holy Spirit and a richer relationship with Jesus Christ.
Jamie Roach is a rare youth worker who has spent a quarter of a century ministering to young people without succumbing to the gimmicks of youth ministry past or present. Jamie has engaged in youth ministry out of the depths of his deep and abiding relationship with Jesus Christ. Jamie has increasingly embraced his growing role as a pastor and spiritual guide to youth workers.
Jamie is not only passionately committed to his own spiritual formation but also to the spiritual formation of hundreds of others who find themselves in his sphere of influence. Read this and you will be reminded of the importance of classic Christian practices that will awaken you to the significance of a rich and full life with God.
*The cool thing about this book short series is the fact that they are downloadable and can be reproduced by youth workers to engage in conversation with their volunteer staff for the purpose of training and shaping the ethos of the youth ministry of a church.