This timely book is for youth ministers and those seeking youth ministry jobs. Mark DeVries and co-author Jeff Dunn-Rankin know their stuff. They are known and respected youth ministry consultants with Youth Ministry Architects (now Ministry Architects). This work has one objective: to tell the truth about youth ministry. It is divided into three parts. First, how to get a youth ministry job: developing a search timeline, where to look for jobs and networking. Second, how to do youth ministry effectively: initiating change and helping others embrace your vision and mission. Third, how to execute the personal aspects of youth ministry: life balance and priorities, and learning to do parts of the job you dislike. The downloadable book would be of great help both to persons wishing to pursue a youth ministry position and those who are facing youth ministry burn-out. It is filled with good realistic advice and timely information which can be pursued at any point a person is on the youth ministry journey.