Adventure and the Way of Jesus: An Experiential Approach to Spiritual Formation

by Greg Robinson PhD. Wood ‘N’ Barnes, 2009.
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Challenge courses and cross-cultural service projects. Rock climbing and retreats. Camping and counseling. Robinson addresses Christian youth leaders, short-term mission coordinators, and others interested in experiential learning and faith formation. He offers a case and call for facilitating spiritual growth by creating opportunities for “adventurous discipleship” where “the outcome is not predetermined nor controlled by [the leader]” (p. xi). He emphasizes the critical role of the leader/facilitator, noting they must be “mature emotionally and capable of withstanding the discomfort of difference, conflict, or chaos” (p. 21). Robinson, owner of Challenge Quest, LLC, has an educational background and experience in Christian education, youth ministry, and organizational behavior and leadership.