As an alternative to the consumerist, program-driven views of ministry with youth, Lives to offer
offers a different vision: youth ministry as a companioned walk with young people in search of
vocation in its public and private dimensions. Adolescent stories of vocation, gleaned from
research encounters with youthful collaborators, pepper this innovative resource designed to provide youth with adult companions in their vocational quest. The ultimate suggestion the book
makes is that the processes of adult accompaniment of youth in their vocational journeys can be a central focus and alternative vision for youth ministry today.