If CLC has a “published book of the year” , “UnChristian” by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons will bag the award. A wonderful book that is totally blows my mind.
Based on their research, David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons concluded six themes that the outsiders think. Those six themes are: hypocritical, too focused on getting converts, anti-homosexual, sheltered, too political and judgmental. With these topics, surely a concern Christian has something to think about.
Barna is the Christian version of Nielsen ratings or Gallop polls.I’ve heard lots about Barna and how it provides top of the line research. You’ll find this in the book. Kinnaman and Lyons will astound you with page after page of facts and views that will keep you on your feet. Every angle are scutinized. This is the real deal. No hype, no frills. No wonder this book is a bestseller.
Not only does this book majors on what outsiders perceives Christians but also look at the inside. Here and there it was finely discuss. Graphs and charts provides more of visual of the facts presented. It doesnt make the book boring (the book is tremendously readable) with those stuff hanging around but puts alot of credibility. Also insights from Christian leaders who looked at the data are included that is stunning for a well researched book. Online extras are also provided to further discuss the topic. This is a great too give you advice on how we should change not because what the unbelievers think, but what God think.
A very helpful tool to gauge how we Christian should deal with the world, this proves that CLC is serious in providing books that are not just relevant but cutting edge. Read this book then go back to the Bible to carefully look at what Jesus wants us to be.