The Soul of Adolescence: In Their Own Words

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  • Copyright: 2010-03-01
  • Publisher: Abingdon Pr
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Patricia Lyons' searing first-person accounts of adolescent ethics, spirituality, conscience, and struggles with despair are unforgettable. In this book, she deciphers the language of youth so that any teacher, parent, or mentor can learn how to hear, understand and respond more effectively to the spiritual hopes and longings of teenagers.

Author Biography

Patricia Lyons is Director of Service Learning at St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia, where she teaches ethics and religion. Holding a Master of Divinity degree from the Harvard Divinity School and a doctorate from the Virginia Theological Seminary, she speaks and consults widely in schools and churches on young adults and moral formation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: Grafitti of the Soulp. 1
The Black Box Soulp. 6
Nap Time Is Over: Teenagers Looking at the Worldp. 28
Minefields and Playing Fields: Teenagers Listening to Usp. 53
God's Autograph: Teenagers Talking about the Soulp. 82
Tools Not Toys: Skills for the Soul of the Adolescentp. 112
Lighthouses and Pirates: Skills for Parents and Mentorsp. 137
Conclusion: Souls at Seap. 160
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