Close to 60 percent of young people who went to church as teens drop out after high school. Now the bestselling author of unChristian trains his researcher's eye on these young believers. Where Kinnaman's first book unChristian showed the world what outsiders aged 16-29 think of Christianity, You Lost Me shows why younger Christians aged 16-29 are leaving the church and rethinking their faith.
Based on new research, You Lost Me shows pastors, church leaders, and parents how we have failed to equip young people to live "in but not of" the world and how this has serious long-term consequences. More importantly, Kinnaman offers ideas on how to help young people develop and maintain a vibrant faith that they embrace over a lifetime.
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great read, and a product of seriously great research. all ministry leaders should read this. the american church tries to be relevant but isn't, and needs to do more to embody Christ's example.
Just read it.
Seriously. Wow. I even skipped to the last chapter to read that FIRST, then went back and read the rest of the book and it was like, "whaaaaat is this...." Expensive resource, but worth every penny. And I've never said that about a book. Buy it. Read it. Share it.
This book simply states the obvious. Most young people doubt. Most young people rebel. The church is the one that must change to meet people where they are. For so long we have set back and just expected people to come to church. I'm not really sure where this idea came from but its not the model Christ gave us.
I don't get me wrong it's a good book but i just feel like good ministers and lay leaders already know everything in the book.