Faith for Exiles: 5 Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon
ISBN: 0801013151
EAN13: 9780801013157
Language: English
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
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Discover What's Working and Find Hope Negative perceptions. Church dropouts. Prodigals and nomads. It's easy to get discouraged by all that's going wrong when it comes to Christianity and the emerging generation. Yet what's going right? In fact, signs of hope are springing up all around. In Faith for Exiles , the author of unChristian and You Lost Me unveils major new Barna research that uncovers what's working--five practices that contribute to resilience. Enter the world of resilient young adult Christians and learn how they are sustaining faith. Finally, you can find hope in all that God is doing among young disciples today. Caught Between Cultures In a world where always-connected smart devices and search algorithms educate and entertain, digital Babylon is the new context for discipleship. Faith for Exiles reveals findings from a groundbreaking three-year research study of young Christians whose faith remains resilient even in exile. Barna president David Kinnaman teams up with former executive director of Youth Specialties Mark Matlock to help you: - Make sense of chaotic cultural changes and respond with compassion to the next generation of believers - Recognize the biblical concept of exile as an essential framework for following Christ today - Discover five research-based practices that cultivate faithfulness in digital Babylon - Prepare young Christians to be on mission with Jesus in the world - Empower Jesus followers of all ages to thrive in our current exile
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From the Back Cover Discover what's working and find hope. Negative perceptions. Church dropouts. Prodigals and nomads. It's easy to become discouraged by all that's going wrong when it comes to Christianity and the emerging generation. Yet what's going right? In fact, signs of hope are springing up all around. In Faith for Exiles , the author of unChristian and You Lost Me unveils major new Barna research that uncovers what's working--five practices that contribute to resilience. Enter the world of resilient young adult Christians and learn how they are sustaining faith. Finally, you can find hope in all that God is doing among young disciples today. Praise for You Lost Me The next generation is leaving institutional Christianity, but they are drawn to movements of God that invest in relational discipleship. Kinnaman sounds the alarm while providing savvy advice on connecting with disaffected youth.-- Leadership Journal , Top Book of 2011 Kinnaman is unafraid to criticize in the name of reform, and he bolsters his research arguments with concrete suggestions for improvement. A must-read for anyone concerned about the future of Christianity.-- Publishers Weekly , starred review Praise for unChristian unChristian could be a milestone on the way to a changed church--one that represents Christ in humility, love, grace, and service toward all. Essential reading for all Christian leaders.-- CBA Retailers An engaging, challenging, and morally compelling study.-- Library Journal This is a wonderful, thoughtful book that conveys difficult truths in a spirit of humility. Every Christian should read this, and it will likely influence the church for years to come.-- Publishers Weekly , starred review
From the front Cover David Kinnaman has authored several books, including unChristian , You Lost Me , and Good Faith . His day job consists of leading Barna, a leading research company based in Ventura, California, and Atlanta, Georgia. David's work as a researcher and professional listener has led his team to interview nearly 1.5 million individuals since he began working for Barna as an intern in 1995. Mark Matlock has written more than twenty books for teens and for parents. He is the principal at WisdomWorks, a consulting firm that helps Christian leaders leverage the transforming power of wisdom to accomplish their mission. Mark is the former executive director for Youth Specialties (YS) and creator of the PlanetWisdom student conferences.

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