Alright so I have this guy who is a couple of years out of high school who wants to be a youth pastor, or at least he thinks he does. (Why would anyone want this job? Oh yeah late night Guitar Hero can be considered work). So this summer he is going to be my intern. YEAH ME! I GET AN INTERN! I want to do more than just give him the grunt work of my youth ministry. I also want to help him to fine tune his calling and to help him grow closer to Christ.
To this end I want to go through a couple of books with him this summer. Do you guys have any suggestions. I am trying to stay away from "youth ministry" books because those are things that he will need to read when he gets a job and by then the "experts" will be saying something different. I am looking for more spiritual growth type things. I am also staying away from the whole "Wild at Heart" thing because I tend to preach that stuff quite often. I have a few ideas, but I know I am forgetting something really good. Leave your suggestions in the comments.