Today’s teenagers are the most anxious, adaptive, and diverse generation in history–which can make it hard for us to relate.
And while every teenager is a walking bundle of questions, three rise above the rest:
* Who am I?
* Where do I fit?
* What difference can I make?
Young people struggle to find satisfying and life-giving answers to these questions on their own. They need caring adults willing to lean in with empathy, practice listening, and gently point them in the direction of better answers: they are enough because of Jesus, they belong with God’s people, and they are invited into God’s greater story.
In this book, which is based on new landmark research from the Fuller Youth Institute and combines in-depth interviews with data from 1,200 diverse teenagers, Kara Powell and Brad M. Griffin offer pastors, youth leaders, mentors, and parents practical and proven conversations and connections that help teenagers answer their three biggest questions and reach their full potential.
“If you love and care about teenagers, read this book.”
– Christine Caine, founder of A21 and Propel Women
Kara Powell, PhD, is the Chief of Leadership Formation and Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) at Fuller Theological Seminary (see fulleryouthinstitute.org). Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women to Watch,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange and speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara has authored or coauthored numerous books, including Faith in an Anxious World, Growing With, Growing Young, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, the entire Sticky Faith series, and Can I Ask That? Kara and her husband, Dave, are regularly inspired by the learning and laughter that comes from their three teenage and young adult children.
Brad M. Griffin is the Senior Director of Content for the Fuller Youth Institute, where he develops research-based training for youth workers and parents. A speaker, writer, and volunteer youth pastor, Brad is the coauthor of over a dozen books, including Faith in an Anxious World, Growing Young, several Sticky Faith books, Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating Our Digital World, and the series Can I Ask That? 8 Hard Questions about God and Faith. Brad and his wife, Missy, live in Southern California and share life with their three teenage and young adult children. He also serves as Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries at Mountainside Communion.
- Hardcover : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0801093384
- ISBN-13 : 9780801093388
- Item Weight : 1.2 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1 x 9 inches