Sticky Faith and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$12.82
Qty:1
  • List Price: $14.99
  • Save: $2.17 (14%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Want it tomorrow, April 18? Order within and choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids Paperback


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$12.82
$7.92 $5.40

Frequently Bought Together

Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids + Sticky Faith, Youth Worker Edition: Practical Ideas to Nurture Long-Term Faith in Teenagers + Sticky Faith Teen Curriculum with DVD: 10 Lessons to Nurture Faith Beyond High School
Price for all three: $44.51

Buy the selected items together

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 61%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (September 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310329329
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310329329
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,168 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Dr. Kara E. Powell is an educator, professor, youth minister, author, and speaker. She is the Executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary (see www.fulleryouthinstitute.org). Kara also serves as an Advisor to Youth Specialties and currently volunteers in student ministries at Lake Avenue church in Pasadena, CA. She is the author of many books including Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids (with Chap Clark) and Deep Justice Journeys. Kara lives in Pasadena with her husband, Dave, and their children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica. SPANISH BIO: Kara Powell es directora ejecutiva del Instituto para la Juventud del Seminario Teologico Fuller en Pasadena, California. Es autora de una amplia variedad de exitosos libros para el ministerio juvenil. Ademas, Kara a traves de www.ymwomen.com, anima, equipa y conecta a mujeres que sirven a los jovenes.

Chap Clark, PhD (Univ. of Denver), has more than 25 years of experience in youth and family ministry. He is Associate Provost for Regional Campuses and Special Projects and Professor of Youth, Family, and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. Chap's extensive books, articles, and videos focus primarily on relationships. Among his many books are Hurt and Hurt 2.0; Disconnected: Parenting Teens in a MySpace World (coauthored with his wife, Dee); and Deep Justice in a Broken World. Chap and Dee live in Gig Harbor, Washington. SPANISH BIO: Chap Clark, PhD (Universidad de Denver), tiene mas de 25 anos de experiencia en el ministerio juvenil y de la familia. el es decano asociado de los campus universitarios regionales, Profesor y encargado de proyectos especiales en temas juveniles, de la familia y cultura en el Seminario Teologico Fuller. Chap es autor de un sinnumero de libros, articulos y videos enfocados en vinculos amistosos, familiares y amorosos. Entre sus libros se encuentran, Dolido y Dolido 2.0; Desconectado: Como criar hijos en un mundo de redes sociales como Myspace (escrito junto a su esposa, Dee); Justicia profunda en un mundo roto. Chap y Dee residen en Gig Harbor, Washington.

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
37
4 star
6
3 star
2
2 star
1
1 star
0
See all 46 customer reviews
As a parent & a youth pastor, I highly recommend this book!
K. Fraser
This book shares those findings, ideas for practical application, and discussion questions at the end of each chapter.
JG
Sticky Faith gives parents helpful hints about how to have spiritual conversations with their teenage children.
Clint Walker

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

51 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Sean McDowell on November 29, 2011
Format: Paperback
For those who care about the faith of the next generation, the book Sticky Faith is a must read. Youth experts Kara Powell and Chap Clark record the findings of the "College Transition Project," which is a six-year research study of over 500 graduating seniors. Here is their stated goal: "To better understand the dynamics of youth group graduates' transition to college, and to pinpoint the steps that leaders, churches, parents, and seniors themselves can take to help students stay on the Sticky Faith path" (18).

According to their research, between 40 and 50 percent of kids who graduate from a church or youth group will fail to stick with their faith in college. Only 20 percent of those who left the faith planned to. That means 80 percent of those who abandoned the faith were planning to stick with it. On the positive side, they estimate that between 30 and 60 percent return in their late twenties. But this still means between 40 and 70 percent of students who leave their faith never return.

Powell and Clark make a few initial points I found particularly helpful. First, parents influence the faith of students more than anyone (or anything) else: "More than even your support, its who you are that shapes your kid" (21). My research and experience as a teacher confirms that this is true. Second, there is no sticky faith bullet. There is no single reason why kids leave and no single reason that will make them stay. Young people are complex and their faith is influenced by a host of factors.

The core of building a sticky faith, say Powell and Clark, is helping kids develop a clear and honest understanding of the gospel and biblical faith. Sadly, most Christian kids understand the gospel in terms of what we do.
Read more ›
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Clint Walker VINE VOICE on October 26, 2011
Format: Paperback
Sticky Faith
By Kara E. Powell and Dr. Chap Clark
ISBN 978-0-310-32932-9
Zondervan Publishing
Reviewed by Clint Walker

Drop into many churches in the United States and you will hear parents and grandparents making the same complaint. The church will be full of older folks, with a few middle-aged people sprinkled in. In most of these churches you will hear how the church was once full of children, but now there are hardly any young adults or children present. They will go on to say that some of their children live nearby, and yet they cannot get them to join them in their church involvement. "What are we to do?" they ask, "How could have things been different?"

Into this world of concern about young people retaining their faith come the Fuller Youth Institute, and its leaders Kara Powell and Chap Clark. Combining keen insight with painstaking research, Powell and Clark believed they have uncovered some thoughtful ways parents can raise their kids so that their faith "sticks" even after they leave home. Their learning is compiled in the book Sticky Faith. Much of what they have to share is very helpful, and parents would be wise to heed it.

Over and over again, children and teenagers cite their parents as their primary role models and their heroes. Thus, Sticky Faith directly challenges parents to be very intentional in their child's spiritual development, and addresses them as the primary influencers that they are.

The book challenges parents to be involved in their children's lives on a number of fronts. First, it encourages parents to live their faith transparently before their children, and to invite their children into a family that functions as a community of faith.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Pastor Michael Best on October 5, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Sticky Faith is the best book I have read in guiding parents on how to instill the Christian faith into your child's life. Backed up by new research and interaction with Scripture, Powell and Clark cover a variety of things that contribute to developing a life long relationship with Christ. Rather than simply looking at the problems facing our kids today and panicking, they give many creative ways and ideas for parents of children of all ages. They do so without oversimplifying the process of faith development, but instead affirm that it is often a winding and bumpy path kids and teens will walk on their path to spiritual maturity.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By April Diaz on October 4, 2011
Format: Paperback
This is a must read for parents of teenagers or pre-teens! Parenting can be a challenging and discouraging task, but a crucial one. Sticky Faith gives research-based ideas, tools, and encouragement for parents to engage all the more during their child's teenage years. It will stimulate growth and health in your family. To say I believe in this book and the authors is an understatement!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Reid Mccormick on January 8, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
"How we interacted with a homeless person, for instance, will probably make a more indelible impression on our kids' faith than the size of the check we wrote to our church that week."

It's a story we have heard all too often. A good kid grows up in the church, reads his Bible regularly, is heavily involved in the youth group, he knows the Lord's Prayer like the back of his hand, yet he goes off to college and his faith goes out the window. He no longer goes to church, no desire to do devotions, no interest in pursuing a deep faith. And the numbers don't lie: the majority of young men and women will abandon their faith soon in the young adulthood.

Sticky Faith attempts to find the solution. What makes faith stick? The authors go through a mound of research to expose what works and what doesn't work. They balance out their research with practical tips for parents and youth group leaders.

I have read a handful of books and articles about "keeping the faith" but I was really impressed with this work. In my opinion, Christians tend to regularly shy away from research probably because research rarely gives us the news we want to hear. So instead believers utilize vague clichés and formulas such as "let the Holy Spirit work" or "just pray and the results will follow." In this work, the authors use their resources from Fuller Seminary to show how we can help young men and women form a faith that is deep, true, and enduring.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search
ARRAY(0x9e034450)