Christianity has an image problem. Many people outside the church only see Christians as hypocrites, as people whose lives don't match up with their beliefs. In Authenticity: Real Faith in a Phony, Superficial World, Chad Young shares as a person who has struggled with authenticity in his own life, and gives insight to help Christians relate to people in a meaningful, authentic way.
"All you Christians are just a bunch of hypocrites!" Unfortunately comments like this and the deep passionate emotion behind them define today's postmodern culture. Truth is, according to a recent study by the Barna group, the number one reason for rejecting Christianity is a lack of authentic Christians among peers. Meanwhile, we are so busy "being" Christians and "doing" Christian activities in our churches that we are not relating to people on a meaningful, authentic way. Author Chad Young writes as someone who has struggled with a worldly lifestyle and also the distractions of living in such a busy culture. Through real-life stories and raw honesty, Young unpacks some of the key things he's learned so far about being a real Christian to help you overcome obstacles and travel well on the road toward authentic Christian faith.
Chad Young is an alum of Clemson University and Georgia Tech, and after working in the paper industry for six years, he went into full-time ministry. He's been on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ for nine years and serves as director for the South Carolina Lowcountry with a scope of 25 college campuses and 70,000 students. He has also written a discipleship training manual and is a frequent speaker for retreats and confrences. His passion is helping students learn what an authentic relationship with Christ looks like.
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