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Digital Guardians
Can Tech Solve the Problems It Creates?
David R. Smith and Jonathan McKee

Putting a camera on a cell phone has been as world-changing as putting a man on the moon. After all, millions of young people have sabotaged themselves by sharing nude pics. 

Fortunately, there’s a new app to combat this problem. So parents and youth workers can relax, right?
JONATHAN'S BLOG: When teasing goes too far
Do your kids resonate with 13 Reasons Why?

Do they ever feel, or have any friends who feel bullied, teased, mocked, or pushed too far?

My longtime blog readers might remember me talking about a book I have been writing literally for years now—the story of a high school kid who was teased and mocked beyond the tipping point. I finished the book and hope to get it published this year.

That’s where you come in.

I never release a book until I’ve had a bunch of people preview it first and give me feedback.

Would you like to preview this fiction book? Or do you know some teenagers who are readers that might want to give it a test run? (Any fan of my ZOMBIE fiction book might really like this one as well)

The book is titled ENMITY. Here’s a piece of the back cover copy:

One word describes the visceral sensation he feels when he enters campus each day.


One word describes the angst he endures each class period when his books are knocked off his desk, when students chuckle and whisper about him, and the teachers either don’t have a clue, or feign not to notice.


Just one word describes the emotions swimming throughout his body on this particular Monday as he is knocked to the ground in gym class for the last time.


For Brett, the word is as obvious as the setting sun. The word is enmity. And when the sun rises Tuesday… no one will be laughing any more.


Email me at jon@thesource4ym.com if you’d like to preview this book. You’d have a couple weeks to read it and give feedback, and then I’ll give you a free copy once it’s published.
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Season Seven, Episode Sixteen, The First Day of the Rest of Your Life
by Thom McKee Who would you rather be, Negan or Rick? Think about it. Negan has pretty much everything he wants, including immense power and access to most of the material things that people only enjoyed before the Zombie apocalypse.
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Believer

God is the one who can produce good things through bad experiences because there is hope through Jesus. That’s what your students will learn with this resource from our MUSIC DISCUSSIONS page.

 

Discussion Starter: Believer

The song has gained mainstream exposure, finding its way into a Nintendo commercial, onto Dancing with the Stars, and on the season finale of the teen drama Riverdale. The song is upbeat with a vocal reverberation that brings a certain power to it. 


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Extreme Forgiveness

If your students need a powerful lesson on forgiveness, check out this resource from our SPIRITUAL GROWTH AGENDAS page.  


Discussion Starter: The Power of Forgiveness 
In February of 1993, Mary Johnson’s only child, her 20 year old son, was shot to death by a 16 year old kid named Oshea Israel. Israel spent 17 years in prison for murder, and during that long, hard time, Ms. Johnson visited Israel in prison and eventually forgave him for killing her son. When he was released in 2011, Israel needed a place to live, and Ms. Johnson, who lives in Apartment #904, put in a good word