ABOUT THE BOOK
You’ve heard that this generation of students is disengaged. They’ve checked out. They can’t peel their eyes away from their phones. Maybe you believe they’re a hopeless case.
In a disconnected and distracting world, how can teens connect with God and with others?
As social media savvy as they are, as plugged in and fast paced as they are, deep down, today’s teenagers still experience a steady stream of questions that no amount of cell phone use and Netflix watching will make disappear. They, like all generations before them, have questions about faith, about their identity, and about their purpose.
Wired walks students through four key ideas:
- Connecting with God—How to interact with a God we can’t see, hear, or touch
- Loving their life—How to better understand who God made them to be
- Embracing community—How to treat the people around them and to surround themselves with the right people
- Serving others—How to use the gifts they have to make an impact on the world around them
Whether your students have been in church for 10 years or 10 weeks, Wired supports solid, foundational beliefs about God, themselves, and others, and then equips them to put these beliefs in action.
Wired is part of the XP3 Series, interactive devotional books for middle and high school students.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“Got teenagers? Get Wired. I wish this fantastic resource had been available when my kids were navigating the complex and often confusing worlds of middle school and high school. Don’t miss this opportunity for my friends Rodney and Sarah to say to your teenagers what you’ve been saying, or perhaps wish you could say. Get Wired.”
—Andy Stanley, senior pastor, North Point Community Church
“Wired isn’t just a book to read. It’s an experience. Reading this, you’ll engage with impactful teaching, ask introspective questions and have the tools to take what you learn into the relationships around you. Student pastors, parents and teenagers will love it!”
—Doug Fields, executive director, HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Sam Collier is a communicator, music producer, social activist, and nationally syndicated radio host. He serves as Director of City Strategy for reThink/Orange and speaks to hundreds of thousands every year, including through his teaching role at North Point Ministries. His radio show is in 45 markets across the country. He also produced a Billboard Magazine top 20 album and hosts A Greater Story podcast (AGreaterStory.org), featuring some of the world’s most influential thought leaders. He and his wife live near Atlanta, Georgia.
Sarah is a writer and communicator who has been involved in ministry since 2003. She has been with Orange as a lead writer and content creator for XP3 High School curriculum as well as a contributing writer for the Parent Cue blog since 2007. Sarah lives in Roswell, Georgia, and is a big fan of her husband, her two boys, Asher and Pace, and (in her weaker moments) McDonald’s french fries.