Add To Cart
Add To Cart
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 America's history.
|Title: The Millennials: Connecting to America's Largest Generation|
By: Thom S. Rainer, Jess W. Rainer
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 0.76 (inches)|
Weight: 1 pound 2 ounces
Stock No: WW670039
Baby Boomers and Beyond: Tapping the Ministry Talents and Passions of Adults Over 50Amy HansonJossey-Bass / 2010 / Hardcover$22.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews Video
$26.95Save 15% ($3.96)
Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American TeenagersChristian Smith, Melinda Lundquist DentonOxford University Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback$18.99 Retail:
$21.95Save 13% ($2.96)
Already Gone: Why Your Kids Will Quit Church and What You Can Do To Stop ItKen Ham, Britt Beemer, Todd HillardMaster Books / 2009 / Trade Paperback$9.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 21 Reviews
$12.99Save 27% ($3.50)
To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern WorldJames Davison HunterOxford University Press / 2010 / Hardcover$43.885 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
Thom S. Rainer is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, one of the largest Christian resource companies in the world. Also a respected pastor and researcher, he has written more than twenty books and coauthored the No. 1 best seller Simple Church. Rainer and his wife, Nellie Jo, have three grown sons, are proud new grandparents, and live in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jess Rainer is the Administration and Outreach Pastor of Grace Church in Hendersonville, TN. He is the co-author of The Millennials: Connecting to Americas Largest Generation. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts from Southeastern Seminary. Jess and his wife, Rachel, have two sons.
Both Thom and Jess Rainer are uniquely qualified to undertake this work: Thom, because of his extensive statistical experience and his position as the CEO of LifeWay, and Jess, because of the fact that he is, himself, a millennial. The research that is the basis of this book was conducted on a representative sample of 1200 Millennials, and had a sampling error of less than three percent. Each of the main hallmarks of the study results is featured as a chapter of the book.
The millennial generation is notable for the way it has progressed from its parent generations. The study indicates that the great majority of Millennials hold great optimism for the future. It has become evident that the new generation is much more open to diversity. However, it was also found that only 13 percent of Millennials considered spirituality to be very important in their lives.
Overall, this book provides a very accurate body of knowledge on the millennial generation, yet it makes this information very accessible to the average reader. The authors do a good job of not foisting stereotypes on those they are studying, and they remain laudably unbiased. This book will be an excellent resource for anyone seeking to interact with the up-and-coming generation, and will be especially valuable to those in ministry who need to learn about who they are ministering to. Aaron Johnson, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com