Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 122:488 (Oct 1965)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous

Book Notices

Counseling With College Students. By Chaples F. Kemp. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1964. 143 pp. $2.95.

Every church, and especially those located near college campuses, has its share of college students. Every college student has his share of life-shaping decisions. For pastors engaged in giving guidance and counsel to tomorrow’s leaders, here is a primer sketching the special tensions, pressures, and problems of college students and outlining the resources open to the pastor privileged to help them find direction.

H. W. Robinson

Profiles Of Church Youth. By Merton P. Strommen. St. Louis,: Concordia Publishing House, 1963. 356 pp. $5.95.

Here is a careful and comprehensive analysis of the problems, attitudes, actions, and beliefs of young people today. This report is the result of a four-year study of 3,000 Lutheran youth sponsored by the Lutheran Church. The data was gathered and analyzed by the latest research methods. The church wanted to know what its own youth were like and what impact, if any, it was making on their thinking and living. The results contain a wealth of current material on church youth plus the disturbing conclusions that adults have an unrealistic and stereotyped concept of teenagers, and the church is failing to communicate spiritual truths to its young people. Insight regarding the church’s ministry to youth cannot help but come with the reading of this book.

J. G. Howard

The Years Between. By Ruth I. Johnson. Lincoln, Nebr.: Back To The Bible Broadcast, 1964. 95 pp. $.20.

It is a long way from the start of the teen-age pilgrimage down the aisle of dedication to the mission field. Many lose their way. Here is a good little book to help keep them on the right track.

L. O. Richards

Understanding The Learner. By George E. Riday. Valley Forge, Pa.: The Judson Press, 1964. 121 pp. $1.50.

A brief, simple, to-the-point discussion of the nature and needs of the one we are trying to reach and teach—the pupil. The author is professor of Christian education at California Baptist Theological Seminary. He relates basic principles of psychology to the work of Christian teaching. People engaged in the significant task of communicating divine truth should frequently refresh their thinking about the pupil. Here is another book to help us do just that.

J. G. Howard

Jesus—The Master Teacher. By Herman Harrel Horne. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1964. 206 pp. $3.50.

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