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They Like Jesus but Not the Church: Insights…

They Like Jesus but Not the Church: Insights from Emerging Generations

by Dan Kimball

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Dan Kimball interviews several people - mostly in their 20s and 30s - who claim to like Jesus -and to believe in God - but don't go to church because they have such a bad impression of Christians.

Thought-provoking, interesting, and overall encouraging. Recommended. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
A must read for anyone who thinks about the divide many see between Jesus (and what they know about Him) and the Christian Church (and what they know about it) . . .. this book is aimed primarily at church leaders, but is likely to have thought provoking insights for anyone remotely interested in the subject matter. ( )
  LisaNut | Jul 22, 2011 |
The author is the pastor at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, CA--the book is written for church leaders, parents and those interested in bringing emerging generations to the church without compromising truth.
  CheshireLutheran | Dec 3, 2009 |
NCLA Review -Dan Kimball interviewed twenty- and thirty-year-olds, the largest segment missing from our churches, and learned that they are spiritual but don’t care for organized religion. What are their misunderstandings and negative impressions of our churches? “The church is just organized religion that is politically motivated.” “The church is homophobic.” “It takes the entire Bible literally.” “The church represses women.” “It is judgmental and negative.” “It arrogantly thinks that all other religions are wrong.” This provocative book provides positive examples of churches that are connecting with emerging generations without compromising truth. Jesus wasn’t into right wing politics and organized religion, he did not oppress females, he was not homophobic, he didn’t disrespect other people and their faiths, and he was not a fundamentalist who took the whole Bible literally. Includes study questions making this an ideal choice for lively group discussions. Rating: 4—BM ( )
  ncla | Jun 30, 2008 |
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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.

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