Faith for Exiles

5 Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon

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Discover what's working and find hope.

Negative perceptions. Church dropouts. Prodigals and nomads. It's easy to become discouraged by all that's going wrong when it comes to Christianity and the emerging generation. Yet what's going right? In fact, signs of hope are springing up all around. In Faith for Exiles, the author of unChristian and You Lost Me unveils major new Barna research that uncovers what's working--five practices that contribute to resilience. Enter the world of resilient young adult Christians and learn how they are sustaining faith. Finally, you can find hope in all that God is doing among young disciples today.

Praise for You Lost Me

"The next generation is leaving institutional Christianity, but they are drawn to movements of God that invest in relational discipleship. Kinnaman sounds the alarm while providing savvy advice on connecting with disaffected youth."--Leadership Journal, Top Book of 2011

"Kinnaman is unafraid to criticize in the name of reform, and he bolsters his research arguments with concrete suggestions for improvement. A must-read for anyone concerned about the future of Christianity."--Publishers Weekly, starred review


Praise for unChristian


"unChristian could be a milestone on the way to a changed church--one that represents Christ in humility, love, grace, and service toward all. Essential reading for all Christian leaders."--CBA Retailers

"An engaging, challenging, and morally compelling study."--Library Journal

"This is a wonderful, thoughtful book that conveys difficult truths in a spirit of humility. Every Christian should read this, and it will likely influence the church for years to come."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

Contributors

Aly Hawkins, Author

ALY HAWKINS and her husband, Bryan Ashmore, live, write, and make music in Southern California. Aly is the author of Shine: Beautiful Inside and Out, as well as numerous articles. Married for five years, Aly and Bryan are passionate about living at the intersection of faith, art, and culture.

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Aly Hawkins, Author

ALY HAWKINS and her husband, Bryan Ashmore, live, write, and make music in Southern California. Aly is the author of Shine: Beautiful Inside and Out, as well as numerous articles. Married for five years, Aly and Bryan are passionate about living at the intersection of faith, art, and culture.

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David Kinnaman, Author

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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Mark Matlock, Author

Mark Matlock has been working with youth pastors, students, and parents for more than two decades. He is the principal at WisdomWorks a consulting firm dedicated to helping individuals, churches and faith-centered organizations leverage the transforming power of wisdom to accomplish their mission. Mark is the former executive director for Youth Specialties (YS) and creator of the PlanetWisdom student conferences. He has written more than twenty books for teens and for parents. In addition, Mark serves as a teaching pastor at Irving Bible Church. Mark and his family live in Texas.

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