The anomaly of these two books lie in the authors: John Piper and Tony Jones. If you don’t know about the history of these two gentlemen (it’s not adversarial, but they do disagree with one another and have even met for lunch to discuss their differences), read this post on Tony Jones’ blog. You can also search for “John Piper” on Tony’s blog for a few more thoughts.
Matt Cleaver has written since 2004 on youth ministry, theology, and the church. His blog was ranked by Youth Specialties as a Top 20 Youth Ministry Blog. Click here for Matt's list of the Best Youth Ministry Books.