Monday, June 09, 2008

unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity... and Why It Matters


unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity... and Why It Matters (Hardcover)
256 Pages
Baker
Published in 2007
ISBN: 0801013003
ISBN-13: 9780801013003

by David Kinnaman (Author), Gabe Lyons (Author)

Here's the Blurb:
In his Epistle, the Apostle Peter instructed us to give others good reason for the hope we have in Christ, but to do so with "gentleness and respect." Unfortunately, in the eyes of many non-Christians today, the church has done just the opposite. In Unchristian, David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Group, has complied startling research among the unchurched and learned that Christians are too often known for the issues they stand against, rather than the hope which they stand for. According to the research, believers are seen as too judgmental, too political, and often hypocritical. If you are a Pastor, lay person or youth leader you will not want to go without the details of this critical study. Uncover for yourself the latest research on the unchurched in Kinnaman's must-read book.


And here's another:
Christians are supposed to represent Christ to the world. But recent groundbreaking research from the Barna Group reveals that 16-29 year olds are perceiving Christians not as representatives of Christ but as “hypocritical,” “insensitive,” “judgemental” and … unChristian.
Find out why these negative perceptions exist, learn how to reverse them, and discover practical examples of how Christians can positively contribute to culture.
Includes insights from respected Christian leaders, including:
Chuck Colson
Louie Giglio
Brian McLaren
Andy Stanley
Rick Warren
Jim Wallis
and others.


From Publishers Weekly Starred Review.
....It would be possible to get lost in the numbers, but the authors use numerous illustrations from their research and life experiences and include insights at the end of every chapter ... Every Christian should read this, and it will likely influence churches for years to come.
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Publisher's Weekly, starred review
"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."--
Publisher's Weekly
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