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

, 2007
ISBN: 9781441257178



Christianity has an image problem. Christians are supposed to represent Christ to the world, but according to the latest report card, something has gone terribly wrong. Using descriptions like “hypocritical,” “insensitive,” and “judgmental,” young Americans share an impression of Christians that’s nothing short of . . . unChristian.

Groundbreaking research into the perceptions of 16–29-year-olds reveals that Christians have taken several giant steps backward in one of their most important assignments. The surprising details of the study, commissioned by Q and conducted by The Barna Group, are presented with uncompromising honesty in unChristian.

Find out why these negative perceptions exist, learn how to reverse them in a Christlike manner, and discover practical examples of how Christians can positively contribute to culture.

unChristian also includes forward-looking insights from respected Christian leaders, adding their assessments of the problems and their thoughts about how Christians should respond.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

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  • Discusses how to reverse the negative perception of Christianity and the church
  • Surveys the perceptions of 16–29-year-olds outside of the church
  • Includes forward-looking insights from respected Christian leaders
  • The Backstory
  • Discovering unChristian Faith
  • Hypocritical
  • Get Saved!
  • Antihomosexual
  • Sheltered
  • Too Political
  • Judgmental
  • From unChristian to Christian
  • Title: unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity … and Why It Matters
  • Authors: David Kinnaman, Gabe Lyons
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Print Publication Date: 2007
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Generation Y › Religious life; Young adults › Religious life; Youth › Religious life; Church work with young adults; Church work with youth
  • ISBNs: 9781441257178, 9780801013003
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-12T04:43:38Z

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 500 studies for a variety of churches, nonprofits, and corporations. He and George Barna write a free research report published online at www.barna.org.

Gabe Lyons is the author of The Next Christians: The Good News about the End of Christian America and the founder of Q—a learning community that mobilizes Christians to advance the common good in society. Prior to launching Q, Gabe cofounded Catalyst, a national gathering of young leaders. His work represents the perspectives of a new generation of Christians and has been featured by CNN, the New York Times, Fox News, and USA Today.


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  1. Paolo russo

    Paolo russo


    It touch a important point, an uncovered nerve: we need to take care of them.