Awakening Spiritual Life in At-Risk Youth Essays of Inspiration and Wisdom Across Cultures Within these covers, some of America's best-known Educators , psychologists, and clergy members examine spiritual life among youth from many different cultural backgrounds. They share inspiring stories of young people rescued from lives of violence, neglect, and despair. Their essays offer insights gleaned from years of research and real-life experience in the trenches of street ministry. This 224-page book begins with several examinations of what is known about the spiritual and moral life of at-risk youth and then presents four cultural perspectives of spirituality. The final four essays move from theory to practice as a teacher, two ministers, and a religious education director offer concrete strategies for affecting the spiritual lives of at-risk youth. 224 pgs.