Despite hundreds of Instagram friends and thousands of text messages, why do students feel so alone? It’s a sad irony that today’s students have never been more connected—and have never felt more isolated. Andy Braner believes the answer lies in showing students how to build real and lasting community that’s centered on God’s love and grace. An important and essential read for parents and modern youth workers, Alone helps you learn how leading healthy students begins with a solid understanding of gospel community and mission.
Andy Braner is an ordained youth minister and former president of Kanakuk Colorado. Currently, he is the president of KIVU, a ministry that teachers Christian worldview principles to teens and college students in the context of outdoor adventures. Each year, Andy speaks to more than 80,000 teens and college students all over the world. His message centers around training global leaders to love God and love others.
Attending Andy's camp for nine years and knowing his family even longer helped me through some of my hardest times. Now in Alone, Andy exposes teens' sense of isolation in the age of technology. Intriguing and insightful, this book is for teens and parents alike.
- Jordin Sparks, singe, songwriter, actress, winner of American Idol 2007
Andy accurately diagnosis loneliness as a defining issue of the '12-20 set' and clearly maps the road to transformative community and hope. Strong medicine for any teen, parent, or youth leader.
- Steve Haas, vice president/chief catalyst, World Vision
Alone is fantastic. Andy has the pulse of this generation, and I thank him for an honest, insightful, and heartfelt response to what plagues young people today. I wish every young person would read this book.
- Sean McDowell, educator, speaker, and author of Ethix: Being Bold in a Whatever World