Andy Braner is an ordained youth minister and former president of Kanakuk Colorado. Currently, he is the president of KIVU, a ministry that teaches 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 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 "Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Former winner of American Idol"
"Andy accurately diagnoses 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 "World Vision Vice President/Chief Catalyst"
"'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"
"Andy has a profound gift of insight into the heart of teenagers and a passion to equip them to boldly live out their faith in their very real world. Our kids have personally been deeply impacted by Andy's heart and passion and we are grateful that he's sharing them with the world through this book." -- Steven Curtis Chapman "Award winning Christian Singer/Songwriter"