Resources

Below you will find resources that provide information about Catholicism, the Church, the Archdiocese of New Orleans and other aspects of our faith.

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Below you will find books that will interest young adults and those who care about them. Some resources will appeal specifically to young adults regarding the situations and decisions they are facing. Other resources will be of interest to anyone that would like a better understanding of the young adult demographic and how to minister to/with them.

mark_mossaAlready There: Letting God Find You
Mark Mossa, SJ, Saint Anthony Messenger Press (2010)
souls_in_transitionSouls in Transition
Christian Smith with Patricia Snell, Oxford University Press (2009)
Whats-Your-Decision-book-cover1 What's Your Decision: How to Make Choices With Confidence and Clarity
J. Michael Sparough SJ, Jim Manney, and Tim Hipskind, SJ, Loyola Press (2010)
other_side_of_chaosThe Other Side of Chaos: Breaking Through When Life is Breaking Down
Margaret Silf, Loyola Press (2011)
me-of-little-faithO Me of Little Faith
Jason Boyett, Zondervan (2010)
pocket_guide_adulthoodPocket Guide to Adulthood
Jason Boyett, Relevant Books (2005)
connecting-young-adultsConnecting Young Adults to Catholic Parishes: Best Practices in Catholic Young Adult Ministry
U.S. Catholic Conference, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (2010)
life_of_serviceCatholics on Call: Discerning a Life of Service in the Church
Edited by Robin Ryan, CP, Liturgical Press (2010)
emerging_adulthoodEmerging Adulthood: The Winding Road From the Late Teens Through the Twenties
Jeffrey Arnett, Oxford University Press (2006)
almost christianAlmost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church
Kenda Dean, Oxford University Press (2010)
baby_boomersAfter the Baby Boomers: How Twenty- and Thirty-Somethings Are Shaping the Future of American Religion
Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University Press (2007)
guidetoyamThe Basic Guide to Young Adult Ministry
Fr. John Cusick & Kate DeVries, Orbis Books (2001)
downloadYoung Adult Works Series 
Center for Ministry Development (1997)
9781601370907Sons and Daughters of the Light: A Pastoral Plan for Ministry with Young Adults 
U.S. Catholic Conference, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (1996)
googlinggodGoogling God: The Religious Landscape of People in Their 20s and 30s 
Mike Hayes, BustedHalo Books/Paulist Press (2007)
culture_of_choiceYoung Adult Catholics: Religion in the Culture of Choice 
Dean Hoge, William Dinges, Mary Johnson, and Juan L. Gonzales, Jr., University of Notre Dame (2001)
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