Westminster John Knox Press, Paperback, 9780664227173, 312pp.
Publication Date: September 9, 2004
Widely known theological educator and sociologist Carol Lytch presents this well-researched study of what attracts teenagers to the church and what keeps them there. The cogent research includes interviews of a number of teenagers and their parents from mainline Protestant, evangelical, and Roman Catholic congregations. Groundbreaking and fascinating, Choosing Church ultimately serves as a highly useful description of the most effective ways that congregations and parents can foster faith in teenagers that will help them value the church as a place to obtain identity, belonging, and growth.