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GET READY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION We've been told they're angry, cynical, aimless and hopeless. But what do these teens have to say about themselves? Generation Next is the result of a nationwide survey of teens born between 1977 and 1982-the younger segment of the generation that the media has been calling many names: busters, slackers, generation X, 13th Gen. In Generation Next, teens themselves reveal their feelings, beliefs and behaviors, giving us an accurate picture of where today's youth are-and where they seem to be headed. It's the kind of real information you need in order to honestly come alongside and relate to teens. In Generation Next, you'll discover: - The 15 new rules that the next generation has embraced - What teens believe about absolute truth - How a typical teen spends his or her day - What lies at the top of a teen's list of priorities Nearly three-quarters of all decisions for Christ are made before the age of 19. The next generation-"generation next"--is searching, and the window is closing. Reach out to them during this critical period in their lives.
George Barna provides a thorough analysis of and exploration into the mind-set of today's teens examining their beliefs, habits and attitudes in terms of family relationships, the Church, the Bible and more.
George Barna received a doctorate from Dallas Baptist University, worked in the Massachusetts state legislature and as a pollster and a campaign manager. George and his wife, Nancy, founded the Barna Research Group in 1984. In 2004, he re-engineered the for-profit corporation into The Barna Group, of which he is the Directing Leader. The firm analyzes American culture and creates resources and experiences designed to facilitate moral and spiritual transformation.Located in Ventura, California, The Barna Group provides primary research (through its Barna Research Group division); musical, visual and digital media (through BarnaFilms); printed resources (BarnaBooks); spiritual and leadership development for young people (The Josiah Corps); and church enhancement (Transformational Church Network).
To date, Barna has written 39 books, including best sellers such as Revolution, Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions, The Frog in the Kettle, and The Power of Vision. His most recent books include Revolutionary Parenting and Pagan Christianity?
The Barna Research division has served several hundred parachurch ministries and thousands of Christian churches throughout the country. It has conducted research for numerous parachurch organizations, such as the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; World Vision; American Bible Society; Campus Crusade for Christ; Thomas Nelson Publishers; Zondervan; and Tyndale House Publishers.