You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church...and Rethinking Faith

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Baker Books, Oct 1, 2011 - Religion - 256 pages
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Close to 60 percent of young people who went to church as teens drop out after high school. Now the bestselling author of unChristian trains his researcher's eye on these young believers. Where Kinnaman's first book unChristian showed the world what outsiders aged 16-29 think of Christianity, You Lost Me shows why younger Christians aged 16-29 are leaving the church and rethinking their faith.

Based on new research, You Lost Me shows pastors, church leaders, and parents how we have failed to equip young people to live "in but not of" the world and how this has serious long-term consequences. More importantly, Kinnaman offers ideas on how to help young people develop and maintain a vibrant faith that they embrace over a lifetime.
 

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User Review  - oldmanchubb - Christianbook.com

“You Lost Me” is a follow-up to Kinnaman and Lyon’s “unChristian” book published several years ago. Though both published by Baker, they were based upon research done through the Barna Group. YLM was ... Read full review

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User Review  - shannonkearns - LibraryThing

Appreciated the statistics, did not appreciate the theologizing around said statistics. Was left with the feeling that the author, in spite of all of his research, doesn't really get the Mosaic ... Read full review

Contents

Faith Interrupted
19
Access Alienation Authority
37
Nomads and Prodigals
59
Exiles
73
Disconnection Explained
91
Shallow
113
Antiscience
131
Repressive
149
Exclusive
169
Doubtless
185
Whats Old Is New
201
Fifty Ideas to Find a Generation
213
Acknowledgments
243
Notes
251
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David Kinnaman is coauthor of unChristian, You Lost Me, and Good Faith. He is president of Barna Group, a leading research and communications company that works with churches, nonprofits, and businesses ranging from film studios to financial services. Since 1995, David has directed interviews with more than one million individuals and overseen hundreds of U.S. and global research studies. He and his wife live in California with their three children.

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