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Hurt 2.0 by Chap Clark

Hurt provided a vivid and insightful view into the world of today's teenagers. Now leading youth ministry expert Chap Clark substantially updates and revises his groundbreaking bestseller (over 55,000 copies sold). Hurt 2.0 features a new chapter on youth at society's margins and new material on social networking and gaming. Each chapter has been thoroughly revised with new research, statistics, quotations, and documentation.

Chap Clark (PhD, University of Denver) is vice provost for regional campuses and master's programs and professor of youth, family, and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he also serves as director of the Student Leadership Project and the Institute of Youth Ministry. He is currently based in Seattle, Washington, to give special focus to Fuller Northwest. A well-known youth ministry practitioner, Clark is the senior editor of YouthWorker Journal and the author of several books on adolescence, parenting, and youth ministry.


"Based on solid research and years of insightful observation, Clark's Hurt serves to open the eyes of parents, youth workers, pastors, educators, and youth-serving professionals to realities from which the church has too often chosen to look away. Hurt's 'world beneath' is a world we must visit if we hope to be significant people through which the gospel speaks. If we hope to point the hopeless to true hope, these realities must be faced, understood, and addressed. Hurt offers a deep and penetrating look into the contemporary adolescent experience that will serve us well as we work to have a prophetic, preventive, and redemptive influence on the world of today's youth culture."
--Walt Mueller, 
president, Center for Parent/Youth Understanding

"As an advocate for kids for over twenty years, I have watched things change since I was in school. Thankfully, this book made me face what I intuitively knew was real but pretended wasn't: The youth of our culture have been deeply wounded by our collective neglect and adult-driven self-focus. Young people need adults to understand what they are going through and people to care about them without a personal agenda. This book was very helpful to me, and my attitude toward teens will never be the same."
--Doug Fields,
speaker; author, Speaking to Teenagers

"Cold, hard statistical numbers can tell us much about the teenage population's behavior, but they usually do not tell us why youth act the way they do and why they think what they think. . . . Chap Clark has done parents and those who work with teenagers a great service by going beyond the numbers to look at the current youth culture and reveal what adolescents actually are saying and feeling about their own behavior. . . . This is one of the best books written about youth in the last decade. . . Highly recommended for youth ministers, lay youth workers, educators and parents."
--Greg Bowman,
Baptist Standard