Beyond the Myths: A Journey to Adulthood  -     By: Daniel Bagby
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Beyond the Myths: A Journey to Adulthood

Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc / 2007 / Paperback

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Author and Professor Daniel Bagby's latest book, Beyond The Myths: The Journey To Adulthood, addresses some of the unique challenges confronting today's emerging young adult. Exploring that gray area between adolescence and adulthood, the book identifies their unique struggles in regard to personal identity, sexuality, intimacy, vocation, personal choice, and spiritual definition. The book further explores pastoral care options for "would-be adults" as they experience the challenges of confusing options, unclear identities, dysfunctional family messages, vocational choices, and spiritual winters on their way to full adulthood.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Inc
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 1573124885
ISBN-13: 9781573124881
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Author and professor Daniel Bagby's latest book, Beyond The Myths: The Journey To Adulthood, addresses some of the unique challenges confronting today's emerging young adult. Exploring that gray area between adolescence and adulthood, the book identifies their unique struggles in regard to personal identity, sexuality, intimacy, vocation, personal choice, and spiritual definition. The book further explores pastoral care options for ?would-be adults? as they experience the challenges of confusing options, unclear identities, dysfunctional family messages, vocational choices, and spiritual winters on their way to full adulthood.

Endorsements

Dan Bagby is one of the most insightful pastoral leaders around. This recent work continues to reflect his sensitivity and goodness. Beyond the Myths clarifies some of the mystique of “growing up” and helps church leaders everywhere read for information and transformation. The stories, insights, and lessons provide practical ideas for ministry to this “next” generation!
-- Bo Prosser
Coordinator for Congregational Life
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Today’s twenty- and thirty-year-olds in America are struggling to grow up. PASSPORT has worked alongside college and seminary students for over a decade now, offering them a safe place to test their maturing skill set. We constantly hear the age old, brand new questions like, “What should I do with my life?” In this book, Dan Bagby has provided a road map for this group that is full of wisdom, insight, and practical suggestions on how they can grow into mature, caring, and spiritually minded adults.
--David Burroughs
President and Co-founder of Passport, Inc.

Through his pastoral care lens, Bagby steps into the mind of the late adolescent and challenges the myths that keep them from reaching full adulthood. He blesses both the individual and the faith community to assist the young adult to grow into the creation that God intended. This is a wonderful resource for ministry with an often neglected segment of the church population.
-- David Woody
Minister of Faith Development
Providence Baptist Church, Charleston, SC

Author Bio

Dan Bagby is the Theodore F. Adams Professor of Pastoral Care at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. He has pastored for almost thirty years in Indiana and Virginia, served in two pastoral counseling centers, and was chaplain to a juvenile detention center and a women's prison. He has taught at Baylor University, Purdue University, and Southern Seminary, as well as for the Foreign Mission Board's Journeyman Training Program. He is a frequent speaker on pastoral care issues and has authored numerous articles and four books, including Crisis Ministry: A Handbook.

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