Faith For Exiles: 5 Proven Ways to Help a New Generation Follow Jesus and Thrive in Digital Babylon
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...
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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.
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
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 California.
Mark Matlock has been working with youth pastors, students, and parentsandnbsp;for more than two decades. He's the Executive director of Youth Specialtiesandnbsp;and founder of WisdomWorks Ministries and PlanetWisdom. He's the authorandnbsp;of several books including The Wisdom On series, Living a Life That Matters,andnbsp;Don't Buy the Lie, and Raising Wise Children. Mark lives in Texas with his wife, Jade, and their two teenageandnbsp;children.