You Lost Me Discussion Guide

Starting Conversations Between Generations...On Faith, Doubt, Sex, Science, Culture, and Church

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Identifying a problem is not a solution.
But starting a conversation is the beginning of restoration.

In You Lost Me, the bestselling coauthor of unChristian trained his researcher's eye on Christians aged 18 to 29, exposing why they leave the church and rethink their faith. This penetrating discussion guide and the accompanying DVD will help you and your small group start an intergenerational conversation about the most pressing faith issues of our day.

You'll discover why the younger generation often sees the church as overprotective, shallow, anti-intellectual, exclusive, repressive, and intolerant of doubt. You'll discuss tough questions that resist pat answers. And you'll discover loving, biblical ways to reconnect to young people with kindness, compassion, and humility.

If you care about the future of the church, you won't want to miss You Lost Me.


David Kinnaman, Author

David Kinnaman is the coauthor of unChristian and author of You Lost Me. He is president and majority owner of Barna Group, where he has supervised or directed interviews with more than 500,000 individuals and overseen hundreds of nationwide, representative research studies. Barna Group's body of research is frequently quoted in major media outlets such as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and the New York Times. Kinnaman speaks on topics including cultural and spiritual trends, teenagers and young adults, leadership and influence, and vocation and calling. He and his wife, Jill, live in California with their three children.

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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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