If you’ve been wondering when to buy a copy of Sticky Faith or when to encourage a friend or parents to do so, NOW is the time. To celebrate the Fuller Youth Institute’s involvement in 3 upcoming national conferences (Q in Los Angeles, Catalyst West Coast, and the Orange Conference), Zondervan (our publisher) is generously offering the e-versions of both the parent and youth leader versions of Sticky Faith for $2.99.
That’s less than my favorite drink at Starbucks.
This $2.99 deal ends on May 6, so act now—and encourage others to do the same—to take advantage of this low price on e-books.
At the Q Conference, I’ll be speaking at “Numb Generations”. Gabe Lyons, the founder of Q Ideas and author of The Next Christians: Seven Ways You Can Live the Gospel and Restore the World, invited me to explore how technology (and to some degree psychiatric medicines) are causing us to become “numb”, or lose touch with what’s happening in the present.
This “numbness” isn’t just in teenagers; it’s across adult generations also. If you check out this recent infographic from some new research by the Pew Research Center, you’ll note that while 83% of 18-29 year-olds are using social media, so are 77% of 30-49 year-olds. As I’ll be sharing at Q, we can’t judge young people for their use of technology without putting our own use of technology under the microscope also.
Of course, technology is a wonderful tool. After all, it’s part of what allows us to offer specially discounted e-books. But each of us should ask ourselves and our young people: In what ways is technology causing us to miss out on present experiences and relationships?