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Generation Ex-Christian
Why Young Adults Are Leaving The Faith... And How To Bring Them Back

Status: Extended Catalog Item
Isbn: 0802443559
Isbn-13: 9780802443557
Speedy#: 039155
CPC Super: Church and Ministry
CPC Primary: Church Life
CPC Sub: Evangelism and Outreach
Author: Dyck Drew
Publisher: Moody Publishing
On Hand: 0
Case Qty: 68
Binding: Trade Paper
Price: 13.99
Due Date:
Weight lbs.: 0.64
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Young people arenrs"t walking away from the church-theyrs"re sprinting. According to a recent study by Ranier Research, 70 percent of youth leave church by the time they are 22 years old. Barna Group estimates that 80 percent of those reared in the church will be "disengaged" by the time they are 29 years old. Unlike earlier generations of church dropouts, these "leavers" are unlikely to seek out alternative forms of Christian community such as home churches and small groups. When they leave church, many leave the faith as well.Drawing on recent research and in-depth interviews with young leavers,Generation Ex-Christianwill shine a light on this crisis and propose effective responses that go beyond slick services or edgy outreach.But it wonrs"t be easy. Christianity is regarded with suspicion by the younger generation. Those who leave the faith are often downright cynical. To make matters worse, parents generally react poorly when their children go astray. Many sink into a defensive cr...