So the Next Generation Will Know: Preparing Young Christians for a Challenging World

So the Next Generation Will Know: Preparing Young Christians for a Challenging World


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Whether you’re a Christian parent, youth leader, or educator who works with Generation Z, this book was written for you. As powerful ideas in our increasingly secular culture shape more of this generation, trusted leaders must share what they know about Jesus in ways that will reach them. But how? Backed by the latest research and first hand experience, this powerful book shows how to share biblical truth with a generation that desperately needs to hear it in a way that draws them in instead of pushing them away.

Written by two youth influencers and experts on Generation Z, Sean McDowell, Ph.D., and J. Warner Wallace, So the Next Generation Will Know is an extraordinarily practical and relatable  guide for anyone concerned with ensuring the next generation understands and embraces a biblical worldview.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781434712288
Publisher: David C Cook
Publication date: 05/01/2019
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 120,313
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sean McDowell, Ph.D. is a best-selling author, co-author, or editor of more than 18 books including Is God Just a Human Invention? and Evidence that Demands a Verdict (with his father, Josh McDowell). He is an associate professor of apologetics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. Sean speaks internationally on a variety of topics related to culture, students, and apologetics.
J. Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective, speaker, and author. He is a Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, an adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University, and a faculty member at Summit Ministries. J. Warner and Susie Wallace also write popular apologetics books for kids and created the award-winning Case Makers Academy (

Table of Contents

Foreword Nick Foles 19

Preface: Love Sacrifices 23

Section 1 Do You Love Me?: Making Young People Our Priority 29

Chapter 1 Love Responds: Examining the Challenge Before Us 31

Chapter 2 Love Understands: Recognizing the Uniqueness of This Generation 47

Chapter 3 Love Relates: Connecting with the Hearts of Young People 63

Chapter 4 Love Equips: Giving Kids a Worldview That Brings Significance 79

Section 2 Will You Show Me?: Preparing Young People for the Future 99

Chapter 5 Love Ignites: Developing a Passion for Truth 101

Chapter 6 Love Trains: Resisting the Desire to Entertain Rattier Than Train 119

Chapter 7 Love Explores: Providing Life-Changing Adventures for Students 139

Chapter 8 Love Engages: Preparing Students through Movies, Music, Social Media, and Current Events 161

Postscript: Love Begins 177

Appendix 181

Acknowledgments 195

Notes 197

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seekinggraceandgratitude 22 days ago
I absolutely loved this book and found it both encouraging and insightful. As a mom of 4, I felt inspired but not overwhelmed with the amount of information or teaching methods presented because every thing seems very doable. Throughout this book, I felt like my eyes were opened even wider than they were two years ago when my family experienced some rough hits from culture while living in Scottsdale, AZ. However, after I finished So The Next Generation Will Know I felt motivated that I can (and Lord-willing, will) lead my children to live a life that both honors God and adapts a biblical worldview. So The Next Generation Will Know has empowered me to “make a difference” and I think it will empower you, too. As a parent and follower of Jesus, we need more Christian resources like this and influencers like Sean McDowell and J. Warner Wallace but for now, I will praise this book for the life-impacting potential it possesses for those closest to me. If you feel discouraged by the things you witness day-to-day in the media, online or in every day life, I hope you will feel led to carry your cross and do your part to enlighten the world. As a millennial and a parent to four Gen Zers, I truly believe our culture is at a crossroads – we can continue on the path we’ve been traveling on for the last few decades or we can rise up and light up the world. In my heart of hearts, I am praying and working towards a revolution. I hope you and those in your sphere of influence will join me in investing in the young souls who outnumber the rest of our population. * I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.