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A guide to helping Gen-Xers reconnect with spirituality and faith in their lives today. Describes the lifelong process of discovering both God and self and explains that for the typical young adult, loss of faith is a necessary part of maturing spirituality.
Paperback: 149 pages
Publisher: Paulist Press (March 1, 1998)
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.4 x 8.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
A CO-FOUNDER OF "BUSTED HALO" MINISTRIES ADDRESSES YOUNG PEOPLE
on May 7, 2014
By Steven H Propp
Fr. Brett Hoover is a Paulist priest who has worked in campus ministry; he is also associate pastor of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City. He is also a co-founder of the “Busted Halo” network of ministry and media run by the Paulist Fathers.
An Interesting Look at Young Adult Catholic Spirituality
One person found this helpful.
on November 8, 2003
By Timothy Kearney
LOSING YOUR RELIGION/FINDING YOUR FAITH, a book by Paulist priest Brett Hoover, presents relevant information regarding young adult spirituality. Hoover is qualified to write this work for two reasons. First, he has worked with young adults as a college campus minister. Second, he is also young himself and has personally navigated the “spiritual roadmap” he speaks of in his book . Hoover’s basic premise is that young people are often raised in a religious tradition, but abandon it at college age. He does not see this as a reason for discouragement since many people rediscover their religion in a new and vital way. The book discusses many of the ways young people lives their faith in ways which are both familiar and different. Hoover has much to offer for people looking for ways to strengthen their faith and offers many suggestions for people hoping to deepen their faith. In many ways the book presents similar themes found in Scottie McLennan’s FINDING YOUR RELIGION but the emphasis of the Hoover book is more specific to the Catholic faith. People who are looking to strengthen their faith as well as people in ministry will find this book helpful .
Simple and To the Point
4 people found this helpful.
on June 22, 2000
By Ron Clark
Hoover’s book is a good guide to any young adult graduating from high school and entering college or a vocation. He explains that many young adults do not lose their faith–they just find a new way to understand it. As they question their traditions, experiences, and religious convictions they see different aspects (probably because they are on their own).
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