I am very proud and honored to announce the publication of my very first book: Beyond Small Talk: Connecting with Teenagers through Conversations that Matter. It’s published by Simply Youth Ministry, in the Everyday Youth Ministry series.
We talk a lot with teens as youth workers and youth leaders, but it’s not always easy to have conversations that go beyond small talk. But if we want to make a difference in the lives of our students, it’s imperative that we do get teenagers to talk to us, to open up to us. In this book I share my ‘secrets’ for getting students to talk to you. There’s loads of practical advice on listening, building trust, asking the right questions, responding the right way and also on what not to say.
The book is available in both physical and digital format and costs respectively $8.99 and $7.99.
My hope and prayer is that this book will help you and your team to move beyond small talk in your conversations with students and that you will succeed in getting teenagers to truly open up to you. I’d love to hear what you think of Beyond Small Talk!