Losers, Loners, and Rebels: The Spiritual Struggles of Boys  -     By: Robert C. Dykstra, Allan Hugh
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Losers, Loners, and Rebels: The Spiritual Struggles of Boys

Westminster John Knox Press / 2007 / Paperback

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Revealing that adolescent boys often identify themselves as losers, loners, and rebels, this book investigates the interior lives of boys as they develop their sense of self and begin the spiritual journey that will carry them throughout their lives.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 204
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 0664229611
ISBN-13: 9780664229610
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Publisher's Description

The early years of adolescence are a tumultuous time, full of challenges and opportunities that can shape one's whole life. In recent years several books have analyzed this period of life for girls, but this is the first book that investigates the interior life of boys as they develop their sense of self and begin the spiritual journey that will carry them throughout their lives. The authors contend that adolescent boys often experience themselves at various times as losers, loners, and rebels. As self-defined losers, boys begin to realize self-awareness; as loners they begin to understand their own relatedness to the larger world; as rebels they gain a sense of self-sufficiency. Through these common experiences of life, boys gain self-awareness, self-transcendence, and self-sufficiency, concepts that take root in the spirituality that will last their lifetime.

Author Bio

Robert C. Dykstra is the Charlotte W. Newcombe Professor of Pastoral Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Dykstra served for a number of years as a minister, youth minister, hospital chaplain, and pastoral counselor. Allan Hugh Cole Jr isthe Nancy Taylor WilliamsonAssociate Professor of Pastoral Care at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas. He serves on the editorial boards of two journals, Pastoral Psychology and Insights: The Faculty Journal of Austin Seminary and is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Donald Capps is William Harte Felmeth Professor of Pastoral Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of more than two dozen books in pastoral theology, including The Poet's Gift and The Child's Song.

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Snakes and snails and puppy dog tails are not the only things of which little boys are made, according to seminary professors Dykstra, Cole and Capps. Each author draws upon his own autobiographical story in this important examination of the spirituality of boys. Boys' spiritual lives, according to the authors, are influenced much more by their negative experiences than by positive ones. These negative experiences are gathered under three archetypes: the loser, the rebel and the loner. Each of these experiences can give rise to spiritual virtues, in this case, self-awareness, self-transcendence and self-sufficiency. While the authors are not psychologists, they have done exhaustive research in this field, and their backgrounds in pastoral care and theology help convey an authentic and holistic approach to an underresearched topic. The practical application of this work, the authors posit, is "to demonstrate that by connecting with one's boyhood one is better able to connect with one's own and other men's sons." Many men will find the book's insights and frank honesty enlightening. The authors use the word "spirituality" ambiguously at times, but this is a minor nuisance in an otherwise important work. (Aug.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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