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You Lost Me Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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David Kinnaman trains his researcher's eye on these young believers and reveals the factors that contribute to the dropout problem. You Lost Me shows why Christians ages 18 to 29 are leaving the church and rethinking their commitment to the faith.
Based on new research conducted by the Barna Group, You Lost Me exposes ways the Christian community has failed to equip young adults to live "in but not of" the world--to follow Christ in the midst of profound cultural change. This wide-ranging study debunks persistent myths about young dropouts and examines the likely consequences for young adults and for the church if we maintain the status quo.
The faith journeys of the next generation are a challenge to the established church, but they can also be a source of hope for the community of faith. Kinnaman, with the help of contributors from across the Christian spectrum, offers ideas for pastors, youth leaders, parents, and educators to pass on a vibrant, lasting faith, and ideas for young adults to find themselves in wholehearted pursuit of Christ. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Millions of young Christians are disconnecting from church as they transition into adulthood. They're real people, not just statistics. And each one has a story to tell.
"I knew from church that I couldn't believe in both science and God, so that was it. I didn't believe in God anymore."--Mike
"When I write a song that's not used in a way that every Christian agrees on, I get hammered. What am I supposed to be using my talents for?"--Sam
"I felt like I had been punched in the stomach . . . I remember thinking on the way home, My non-Christian friends would never do that to me."--Sarah
"It just feels like the church's teaching on sexuality is behind the times."--Dennis
Now the bestselling coauthor of unChristian reveals the long-awaited results of a new nationwide study of 18- to 29-year-olds with a Christian background. Discover why so many are disengaging from the faith community, renew your hope for how God is at work in the next generation--and find out how you can join in.
Includes ideas for passing on a flourishing, deep-rooted faith from:
Kenda Creasy Dean
And many more --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
The culture in which Mosaics have grown up is "discontinuously different" from the culture of preceding generations. "The next generation is living in a new technological, social, and spirituality reality," Kinnaman argues; "this reality can be summed up in three words: access, alienation, and authority." Access refers to "the changing means and methods of communicating and finding information." Alienation refers to the "very high levels of isolation from family, community, and institutions" experienced by Mosaics. And authority refers to "[t]he changing spiritual narrative" told by the culture, leaving Mosaics asking "new questions about what to believe and why." Mosaics have more information, fewer role models, and more questions about what constitutes truth than preceding generations. These social realities "have deeply affected the cognitive and emotional process of `encoding' faith" in the next generation.Read more ›
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So how are parents, pastors and youth workers/mentors supposed to counter this?
David Kinnaman's You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church...and Rethinking Faith explores this very question and sparks ideas as to how we can help young people own their faith. He also takes a look at how this generation is "discontinuously different" from all others before it, and why this fact is important to understand.
Below I've listed: 1) key definitions; 2) what to expect inside the book; and 3) a sampling of the nuggets I took away from it.
' Key definitions from Kinnaman:
...Nomads: They walk away from church engagement but still consider themselves Christians.
...Prodigals: They lose their faith, describing themselves as "no longer Christian."
...Exiles: They are still invested in their Christian faith but feel stuck (or lost) between culture and the church.Read more ›
What can be done about the people who drop out of a church they consider "repressive" or "exclusive"? In my opinion, not much - because the church as Jesus and the apostles designed it is inevitably going to get called "repressive" and "exclusive" and even worse things in this culture. There's no getting around it. I read You Lost Me hoping the author might have some suggestions for how to hold onto the churches' young people. "We need new architects to design interconnected approaches to faith transference. . . .Read more ›
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The book is based squarely on modern survey findings that are often man centered and difficult to discern the meaning of the findings. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
I found this to be an excellent study, although sometimes repetitive and dragging on. Let me simply say that it helps the reader understand that our young people have been born... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Book Glutton
A lot of what the book says actually is accurate as I am an agnostic who grew up in Christian home. I really do hope that every church leader who is really dying to have people... Read morePublished 5 months ago by JoannaLynne
It is not just the young adults who are leaving. It's everybody who find today's church experience shallow and off target. It is all ages. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Raymond M. Perkins, Jr., Ph.D.