This week, I signed a contract for my first book.
This work of nonfiction will release next year, 2020, from New Growth Press.
Our title is technically pending. Yet I can say that the book explores this question:
How can gospel-centered Christians raise their children to engage popular culture, to glorify God, serve in the church, and connect with our neighbors?
I’m joined by two coauthors, Ted Turnau and Jared Moore.
Ted Turnau wrote the book Popologetics and teaches in the Czech Republic.
Hey everybody! Big news. We just signed with @newgrowthpress to do a book about how to engage popular culture with kids and teens! I, @EStephenBurnett, and @jaredhmoore are excited about finally getting this resource into the hands of parents and youth/children’s workers!
— Ted Turnau (@TedTurnau) May 11, 2019
Jared Moore pastors a church and cohosts the Pop Culture Coram Deo podcast.
I’m excited to announce that I just signed a contract with @newgrowthpress to publish a book on parents engaging pop culture with their young children & teenagers. I’m writing with co-authors @EStephenBurnett & @TedTurnau. Look for it in May-June of 2020.
— Jared Moore (@jaredhmoore) May 11, 2019
Indeed, we look forward to sharing this book with Christian parents and leaders, to help equip families and churches.
Many great articles, books, and podcasts already help Christians explore popular culture. Yet this may be the first book of its kind to help Christian grown-ups engage popular culture with their children, finding a popular cultural work’s common graces and idols. Best of all, we explore how to know and teach how Jesus alone perfectly fulfills the good “promises” that no story could ever fulfill.1
New Growth Press (NGP) is a growing Christian publisher, producing a wide variety of gospel-centered resources for individuals, families, and churches. NGP publishes books, minibooks, small group, and Gospel Story for Kids resources that provide churches, families, and individuals with gospel-driven publications for all ages.2
Please pray, and watch for more updates as we move into this publication journey.
- I model the book’s approach to cultural engagement, in part, in my May 10 article at Christ and Pop Culture: Avengers: Endgame Helps Us Behold an Epically Joyous Fantasy Apocalypse. ↩
- Last month at Teach Them Diligently in Waco, my wife, Lacy, and I found an amazing book called The Ology: Ancient Truths, Ever New. We already wanted this book. Then we saw the publisher’s name: New Growth Press. ↩