In the wake of the stunning research findings displayed in his and David Kinnaman's bestselling book UnChristian, Gabe Lyons carefully articulates what he has learned from research and years of interviews and focus groups about the next iteration of the movement. In his book The Next Christians, Lyons looks to the future and offers a compelling vision for how followers of Jesus can recover their core identity while faithfully navigating our unprecedented, post-Christian culture.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 96 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches) ISBN: 0310671477 ISBN-13: 9780310671473 Availability: In Stock
In his six-session small group Bible study, The Next Christians, Gabe Lyons cites modern day examples and looks ahead over the next century to how Christians can adapt to a new way of living their faith. In the wake of the stunning findings that Unchristian, Gabe Lyon's and David Kinneman's book, shared with the world about younger generations' disenchantment with Christianity, Gabe Lyons became an active participant in many key discussions about the future of Christianity in the U.S. and the world. The Next Christians study takes into account recent efforts at Christian renewal, addressing the significant challenges that could undermine the viability of Christianity if the faithful do not employ a completely new outlook. In it, your small group will discuss the ideas presented in the book, The Next Christians. Lyons looks ahead at how Christianity can and must adapt over the next 100 years, as he optimistically paints a picture of how it's best days might lay ahead as a new generation rediscovers their faith in this unprecedented new era in the West. This Participant Guide features discussion questions, background information on each character, space to write down thoughts, a helpful Leader's Guide, and much more (95 pages). It is designed for use with The Next Christians DVD (sold separately) features interviews with notable thinkers and leader such as Tim Keller, Andy Crouch, Scot McKnight, Phyllis Tickle and Jon Tyson. Sessions include:1. The End of Christian America2. Restoration Thinking 3. Provoked to Engage4. Creators Who Are Called5. Grounded and In Community 6. Counterculture for the Common Good
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. Additionally, he is the coauthor of UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity and Why It Matters, a bestselling book based on original research that revealed the pervasiveness of pop culture's negative perceptions of Christians. Prior to launching Q (www.Qideas.org), Gabe co-founded 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, and USA Today. Gabe, his wife, Rebekah, and their three children reside in Manhattan, New York
Norton Herbst is a pastor at New Denver Church and also serves as Q's senior editor. Prior to this, Norton worked at North Point Community Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and helped write the Starting Point curriculum and study notes for the Starting Point Bible. Norton, Janis, and their three children reside in Denver, Colorado.