A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today's World (Paperback)
We don’t have to lose the next generation to culture. In this practical guide, John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle explore questions including:
- What unseen undercurrents are shaping twenty-first-century youth culture?
- Why do so many kids struggle with identity?
- How do we talk to kids about same-sex marriage and transgenderism?
- How can leaders steer kids away from substance abuse and other addictions?
- How can we ground students in the biblical story and empower them to change the world?
About the Author
John Stonestreet is president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview and cohost of BreakPoint, the daily cultural commentary founded by the late Chuck Colson. John is the coauthor of Restoring All Things, Same-Sex Marriage, Making Sense of Your World, and A Practical Guide to Culture. John and his family live in Colorado Springs.
Brett Kunkle is the founder and president of MAVEN (maventruth.com), a movement to equip the next generation to know truth, pursue goodness, and create beauty for the cause of Christ. He is an associate editor for the Apologetics Study Bible for Students and coauthor of A Practical Guide to Culture. Brett lives with his wife and five kids in Southern California.
Culture is dynamic and changing—and that change often comes in waves that threaten to overwhelm us. But as Christians, we’re able to secure ourselves to solid, unchanging truth in the chaotic ocean of culture. John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle show us how to navigate the tides and pass those skills on to the next generation.
— Jim Daly
A Practical Guide to Culture is a profound, witty, and forthright manual written by two concerned dads who also happen to be two of the most effective worldview and apologetics experts of our day. Based on their deep experience working with tens of thousands of teenagers, John and Brett show how to stop giving in to a degrading culture that makes kids unhealthy and sad and start raising kids who love Jesus and live without fear and regret.
— Jeff Myers, PhD
I wish John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle had written A Practical Guide to Culture years ago. As a parent and youth pastor, I was often concerned about the impact the culture might have on my children and students, and I wasn’t always sure how to address the challenges. John and Brett have written a hopeful, engaging book that will prepare parents, educators, and youth leaders to equip young minds. This isn’t just a survey of culture; it’s an active, purposeful, and thoughtful action plan. If you want your students and children to represent Christ in a fallen world as they thrive in their Christian walk, A Practical Guide to Culture is an essential guide.
— J. Warner Wallace
Will the next generation be defined by the radical cultural shifts taking place, or will the culture be defined by a generation committed to the radical love, redemptive truth, and restorative grace of Jesus? In A Practical Guide to Culture, John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle provide a biblically based roadmap designed to assist a generation’s navigation through the difficult currents of relativism, decadence, and apathy, while simultaneously shining the light of Christ.
— Rev. Samuel Rodriguez
“Everyone who works with students and cares about their future needs this guide. It’s exactly what the title says: practical. John and Brett have filled this book with clarity, wisdom, and loving advice on the most important issues facing this generation.”
— Eric Metaxas
“A Practical Guide to Culture is smart, clear, and incredibly helpful for Christians trying to raise faithful, resilient children in a post-Christian—and increasingly anti-Christian—society. This is abook written by intelligent men who know how to relate big ideas to daily life in terms everyone can understand. When people ask me, ‘But what can we Christians do about the collapsing culture?’, I will emphatically recommend this book as the place to begin. I’m buying two copies: one for my family’s use and one for my pastor’s.”
— Rod Dreher