Preorder your copy today, and we’ll include the audiobook, AND give you two free ebooks to read while you wait.
Don’t miss this amazing deal! Order your copy of 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager BEFORE August 3 and you’ll receive:
- 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager audiobook (releasing in August).
- Free ebooks of Growing Young and Growing With, two of our most popular books, that you can download and read TODAY.
- PLUS… Kara Powell and Brad M. Griffin will send you their digital workshop series, 3 Essentials for Better Conversations and Connections with Teenagers — a preorder exclusive!
How to get all of these amazing bonuses
A roadmap to the teenagers in your life
Every teenager is a walking bundle of questions. But at the core live these three:
- 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: that they are enough because of Jesus, they belong with God’s people, and they are invited into God’s greater story.
Based on new landmark research from the Fuller Youth Institute and in-depth interviews with data from 2,200 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.
Learn about the authors
Kara Powell, PhD, is the Chief of Leadership Formation and Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute at Fuller Theological Seminary. 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 and 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, many 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.
Praise for 3 Big Questions:
“As a parent of two teenagers, I am always looking for resources that will help me better understand my children. As a professor of evangelism, I am also looking for resources that develop our ability to witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. This work by Kara Powell and Brad Griffin offers a valuable resource that engages the full story of the gospel message to speak to the specific context of the teenager. I am grateful for this resource that will effectively serve the church.”
— Soong-Chan Rah, Robert Munger Professor of Evangelism at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of The Next Evangelicalism and Prophetic Lament
“3 Big Questions combines the wisdom of years of working with teenagers with fresh insights from listening carefully and critically to them—and a willingness to be challenged both by what young people have to say and by what God is saying to and through them. This is not just another youth ministry book. The questions of teenagers in this book will at times bring you to tears while simultaneously inspiring you to press on and to have better conversations with the beloved young people in your life.”
— Almeda M. Wright, Yale Divinity School, author of The Spiritual Lives of Young African Americans
In the Media
Youthscape: Purpose in a Pandemic
"How is youth ministry changing? This week, Martin talks to Dr. Kara Powell from the Fuller Youth Institute about the questions young people are asking, and how youth workers can help young people find purpose."