Understanding Today's Youth Culture

by Walt Mueller

CPYU President Walt Mueller's critically acclaimed book, Understanding Today's Youth Culture, is widely recognized as one of the most thorough and comprehensive overviews of youth culture today.  This Gold Medallion Book Award winner is used as a seminal text in colleges, universities, and seminaries around the world, but is especially noted for its honest and easy to read style.  The book approaches youth culture from a distinctively Christian perspective and contains chapters on a variety of topics including: music, media, sexuality, materialism, drugs and alcohol, and spirituality.  A great resource for parents, educators, youth workers, and pastors.  This is the revised and expanded second edition.


Available in the CPYU Resource Center.



What others are saying:


"Walt Mueller has helped me be a more effective youth worker, a stronger parent, and a better thinker. His knowledge of today's youth culture is vital to anyone who cares about kids!"

-- Doug Fields, youth pastor, Saddleback Community Church, and author of Purpose Driven Youth Ministry.



"This book is helpful to anyone who works with kids or just wants to know what is going on in their world.  Walt is insightful, onfirmative, and thorough, without being sensationalistic."

-- Tic Long, president, Youth Specialties.



"Walt has done a great job of not only understanding students but also effectively communicating what we all need to know if our desire is to lead our students to full devotion to Christ. This book is an excellent tool to help parents and leaders exert a positive influence on this generation."

-- Bo Boshers, executive director of student ministries for the Willow Creek Association.



"When it comes to authorities on today's youth culture, Walt Mueller is the person I most look to for insight. This is the one book that is a 'must read' for all of us who want to be students of our rapidly changing youth culture."

-- Dr. Jim Burns, president, Youthbuilders.



"Walt Mueller speaks to the heart of those who have a heart for students. His insights are clearly understandable...If you are conerned about understanding today's youth culture, you must read Understanding Today's Youth Culture."

-- Bill Clem, director of student ministires, Sonlife.



"Sometimes we busy dads need help understanding our kids and their complex, ever-changing world. For reliable information and thoughtful advice, Walt Mueller is the guide you can trust."

-- Dr. Ken Canfield, president, National Center for Fathering.



"This book is a tremendous help to both yoth workers and parents. As a parent of two teenagers, and as a youth ministry veteran of over 25 years, I have found Understanding Today's Youth Culture to be a wonderful resource, both in my teaching and in my parenting."

-- Duffy Robbins, chairman, Department of Youth Ministry, Eastern College.



"Walt Mueller has once again opened the door for parents and youth workers to take a glimpse inside the ever-changing world of our kids. I, for one, am glad that he has provided this suprising and, at times, shocking view of what kids today deal with in their everyday lives. Get a copy of this book for yourself and one for anyone you know that works with today's youth."

-- David B. Jones, president, John Stott Ministries.