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Sure to interest even the secularists who are studying this rising group, the millennials is based on 1,200 interviews with its namesakes that aimed to better understand these men and women personally, professionally, and spiritually. There are intriguing how-and-why findings on family matters, their desire for diversity, Millennials and the new workplace, their attitude toward money, the media, the environment, and perhaps most tellingly, religion.
Unabridged audio CD; approximately 6.75 hours; 6 CDs; read by Ray Porter.
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At more than 78 million strong, the Millennialsthose born between 1980 and 2000have surpassed the Boomers as the larger and more influential generation in America. Now, as its members begin to reach adulthood, where the traits of a generation really take shape, best-selling research author Thom Rainer (Simple Church) and his son Art (a Millennial born in 1985) present the first major investigative work on Millennials from a Christian worldview perspective.
Sure to interest even the secularists who study this group, The Millennials is based on 1200 interviews with its namesakes that aim to better understand them personally, professionally, and spiritually. Chapters report intriguing how-and-why findings on family matters (they are closer-knit than previous generations), their desire for diversity (consider the wave of mixed race and ethnic adoptions), Millennials and the new workplace, their attitude toward money, the media, the environment, and perhaps most tellingly, religion.
The authors close with a thoughtful response to how the church can engage and minister to what is now in fact the largest generation in Americas history.
NatePoland, MEAge: 25-34Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent book, fascinating subjectJune 13, 2011NatePoland, MEAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Millennial Generation - the group of people born from 1980 to 2000 - is the largest generation in America's history, a title previously held by the Baby Boomer Generation of 1946 to 1964. This generation promises to make a tremendous impact on the US and the world due to both its sheer size and its approach to life. Thom Rainer and Jess Rainer, a father-and-son team, set out to find what defines this generation. They and a team of researchers conducted a study of 1,200 adult Millennials and found both great diversity and many characteristics that unite Millennials. They published the results of the study in their book entitled, appropriately enough, The Millennials.
I listened to the audiobook edition, read by Ray Porter, and found it fascinating. The information that the researchers revealed about the generation that I and Jess Rainer share is truly remarkable. The book includes many personal stories of the research subjects as well as statistics on everything from religion to family relations to media to money and work ethic. The authors look at not only the raw statistics but also the "why." Millennials, for the most part, have closer relationships with their parents than adults in earlier generations and they explore possible reasons for this. Millennials are not satisfied with getting high-paying jobs and buying "stuff" - they want to make an impact and the authors offer some insight into this statistic as well.
Although one could argue that members of other generations might find this book more beneficial than I would, I came away from it with a better understanding of my approach to life and the differences between my generation and other generations. This is an excellent book and I highly recommend it.
Regarding the audio recording, I found it exceptional. The narrator did an excellent job and the quality of the recording was also excellent. I will be looking for other books read by Ray Porter.
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