Unchristian: what a new generation really thinks about Christianity-- and why it matters

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Baker Books, Oct 1, 2007 - Psychology - 256 pages
Ground-breaking research presented in the bestselling book, unChristian, reveals that 16-29 year olds perceive Christianity to be anti-homosexual, judgmental, hypocritical, too political, sheltered, and proselytizing. This DVD curriculum kit developed by the Fermi Project moves the conversation forward by providing key insight into how Christians can change these perceptions when we become more like Jesus. Including insights from Gabe Lyons, David Kinnaman, Shane Claiborne, and Rick McKinley, this innovative study will move participants to not only be more aware, but to actively engage with their community. Includes DVD, leader's guide, and interactive website access.

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Anti-homosexual, judgmental, hypocritical, old-fashioned, too political, out of touch with reality, insensitive to others, and boring - that is what people outside of Christianity think of the church ... Read full review

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Great book! David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons did a great job with research and concept that future generations are connecting well with the Church. The greatest part of the book was the research and statistics they can put behind what many minsters are starting to recognize. The greatest weakness of the book was that few new approaches on how to solve this problem were presented. However, I don't believe this book was written to solve a problem, just identify it. For those ministers that want to reach the Church of tomorrow this is a must read.  


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About the author (2007)

David Kinnaman is president of The Barna Group, which provides research and resources that facilitate spiritual transformation in people's lives. Since joining Barna in 1995, David has designed and analyzed nearly five hundred studies for a variety of churches, nonprofits, and corporations. He and George Barna write a free research report published online at www.barna.org. David and his wife Jill have three children and live in Ventura, California.

Gabe Lyons founded Fermi Project, a broad collective of innovators, social entrepreneurs, and church and society leaders working together to make positive contributions to culture (www.fermiproject.com). Prior to Fermi Project, Gabe cofounded Catalyst, a national gathering of young leaders, while serving as vice president for John Maxwell's INJOY organization. Gabe, his wife Rebekah, and their three children reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

To meet the contributors and learn more about this book and the conversations it is creating, visit www.unchristian.com.

This work was commissioned by Fermi Project.