Nurturing Different Dreams
Youth Ministry across Lines of Difference
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"The dominant ministerial and educational networks of American religion are just beginning to come to terms with the ways 'whiteness' structures what is thinkable and doable. This frank and readable book marks a robustly creative and theologically important turn in the conversation and should be read by white pastoral workers in and beyond the mainline denominations."
--Tom Beaudoin, Fordham University, Bronx, NY
"In this insightful book, Katherine Turpin and Anne Carter Walker focus on some of the most critical topics for those interested in youth today. The impact of social location, power, and privilege on the development of youth agency--the capacity to dream--is integral to a critical understanding of what is needed to mentor young people today. I would recommend this book for use in both religious and community contexts. It is also an outstanding resource for schools, churches, and organizations interested in planning intensive programs."
--Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA
"There are very few youth ministry books that offer leaders honest, authentic, and practical discourse on ministry with racially and socioeconomically marginalized teenagers. Nurturing Different Dreams is just that kind of book. . . . Through the conversion of FaithTrek leaders, this book invites us to a new form of youth ministry that disrupts the power and privilege of white/middle-class society and liberates those on the margins, as well as those in the center, to live boldly and bravely into our God-given vocations. This is brilliant stuff for youth ministry."
--Evelyn L. Parker, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
"In Nurturing Different Dreams, Anne Carter Walker and Katherine Turpin address a significant gap in the literature on youth ministry and education--i.e., how to respectfully teach youth across the range of differences. Moreover, their research does not rely merely on theory, but is grounded in years of practical work with teens of different social locations. This work grows from a deep love of young people, the church, and the broken world. I trust this book and you should too!"
--David F. White, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, TX