iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Happy and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood

by Jean M Twenge. Atria Books, 2018.


This book focuses on young adults born from the mid-1990s on. It explores technology’ s impact on developmental growth and shares that generation’ s unique attitudes and beliefs.


topics include media, virtual connection, mental health, isolation, income insecurity, sexuality, race, politics, and family

Recommended Audience

parents, educators, and congregational leaders


Purchase as book, e-book, or audio book

Practical Applications

  • Consider how to reach young adults and millennials by understanding their influences and growth.
  • Help older adult groups learn how to understand and interact with the younger generation.

About the Contributor

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education and most recently served as the associate director of Learning Science at Kaplan Test Prep. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

Matt earned a B.A. in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and his two sons, Silas and Levi. Matt also loves storytelling in films, books and music and finding the intersections of faith and popular culture.

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