"Thundering Years shares native world wisdom to help smooth teen's transitions into adulthood."
– Nexus, May/June 2003
"This book describes many ways to create peace and happiness, some on your own and some with your friends."
– His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
"In an attempt to provide you with authentic containers for the tumultuous energy of the Thundering Years, many are rediscovering indigenous ways. The call to awaken our ancestral wisdom is strong. Personal and community rituals are ways of reuniting us when we are in a state of alienation and turmoil with Spirit."
– Sobonfu Some, African shaman, from chapter 5
". . . so well organized and so succinctly presented that the reader is drawn on to a deeper appreciation of the truth that your life, your future, who you are, is in your own power."
– Napra ReView, May/June 2001
"Substantive activities and grounded writing make for an appealing invitation to self-discovery."
– Mothering, Nov/Dec 2001
"This is a very inspirational book that offers alternative spiritual approaches for the teen years that are much lacking in mainstream American culture. It is highly recommended for teens and the adults who car about them."
– Theresa Jones, Circle Magazine
". . . highly recommended. Parents who read this will no doubt wish they'd had this resource twenty years ago!"
– Barbara Ardinger, The Blessed Bee, Winter 2001-02
"[Johnson] offers numerous techniques to help teens direct their powerful energy, live creatively, tell their stories, and release anger through ritual."
– Spirit of Change, Summer 2008