Arrested for attempted armed robbery at fifteen, author Chris Marchand has a good sense of what it means to live a godless life. His teen years were a shipwreck of substance abuse, imprisonment, and reckless living until Jesus got his attention through several of his faithful disciples. Thanks to that intervention, Marchand went on to earn a Doctor of Ministry degree and has served as a youth minister.
In A Road Called Hope, he presents a guide for people who want to help teens follow Jesus while fearlessly engaging with the pain often associated with effective teen discipleship. While it is a book about pastoral care in youth ministry, it is first and foremost a book about discipleship; providing pastoral care in youth ministry is simply one of the ways to help teens and their families follow Jesus.
A Road Called Hope offers an insightful, practical book for people serving in youth ministry. Marchand shares his experiences along with literary and Biblical quotations that shed greater light on this calling as well as greater insight into living in Christ.