Ask today's generation what they think of Jesus and chances are you'll get a glowing response. Ask their opinion of organized religion and the reply will probably be less favorable. Kimball delineates six common objections people have to the church and offers a wake-up call of critical insights for both faith leaders and non-Christians. 208 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 208 Vendor: Zondervan/Youth Specialties Publication Date: 2007 Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0310245907 ISBN-13: 9780310245902 UPC: 025986245900 Availability: In Stock
Many people today, especially among emerging generations, don't resonate with the church and organized Christianity. Some are leaving the church and others were never part of the church in the first place. Sometimes it's because of misperceptions about the church. Yet often they are still spiritually open and fascinated with Jesus. This is a ministry resource book exploring six of the most common objects and misunderstandings emerging generations have about the church and Christianity. The objections come from conversations and interviews the church has had with unchurched twenty and thirty-somethings at coffee houses. Each chapter raises the objection using a conversational approach, provides the biblical answers to that objection, gives examples of how churches are addressing this objection, and concludes with follow-through projection suggestions, discussion questions, and resource listings.
Dan Kimball is the author of several books on leadership, church, and culture. He is on staff at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, California, and is a professor at George Fox University. He enjoys comic art, Ford Mustangs, and punk and rockabilly music. His passion is to see the church and Christians follow and represent Jesus in the world with love, intelligence, and creativity. His website and blog are at www.dankimball.com. SPANISH BIO: Dan Kimball es autor de varios libros, incluyendo 'Emerging Worship', y 'Jesus me convence, pero la iglesia no'. el es pastor de la iglesia Vintage Faith en Santa Cruz, California, una iglesia misionera enfocada en la cultura emergente y post-cristiana. Dan y su esposa, Becky, tienen dos hijas, Claire y Katie, y un viejo Ford Mustang de 1966.