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4.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 5 4.03 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Kimball Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9780310305323
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 2/3/2014

    " Recommended to me by a friend at church. I recently started this book, but have let other books take priority even though i was finding it very interesting and good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eileen | 1/17/2014

    " I found this surprising and challenging. It deepened my knowledge of my faith and reminded me of the diversity within the Christian community. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Bell | 1/16/2014

    " Was a really good group study "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 1/15/2014

    " Some really good discussion of how Christians today aren't doing very well at actually representing Christ to the world around them (the section on the subtle pressure to conform is especially good). However, there were some points at which I didn't agree with the author as much. Worthy of a read if only to potentially challenge one's stance on the issues discussed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/14/2014

    " While a lot of the material in this book is repeated, and then repeated again, this book was an eye opener. With a clear and engaging writing style, the author shows the reader how the new generation views the church and where many churches are going wrong in their evangelism attempts. An important book! Unfortunately, the less formal writing style might have many in the books target demographic overlook it as a serious reference. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andre | 1/8/2014

    " A must read for all those who are concerned about moving the good news of the Gospel of Christ to the unbelieving generations. Very thought provoking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rj Grunewald | 1/8/2014

    " nothing new, i've seen it a few other places. i prefer the more researched methods of unchristian, but this does have a couple good stories that kimball got from the interviews he had. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 1/5/2014

    " Teaching a class on the emerging generation and this book was a great resource. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Pettengill | 12/26/2013

    " As an evangelical I appreciate Dan Kimball's writing as someone who comes from this same stance but at the same time is filled with love for those who might be deemed "outsiders" by others. I believe this book is an important resource to help us understand questions that new generations are asking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jocelyn | 12/8/2013

    " This book is a life changer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 11/12/2013

    " FANTASTIC and undeniably important - A MUST READ! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenny | 11/12/2013

    " for St. Paul's UMC Monday morning Bible study class... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Linda Stoner | 10/29/2013

    " Monday Study Group selection "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 10/2/2013

    " Well written. Provacative and thoughtful. You won't agree with every page, but ought to read it anyway. I've recommended it to at least 2 people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carole | 3/24/2013

    " Great book. I think this particular book was geared toward pastors, but I think every Christian would benefit from reading this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris Furtaw | 12/20/2012

    " No answers just descriptions of who does not follow Christ in a Biblical way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony Visconti | 9/22/2012

    " The book is centered around interviews of people(friends of Dan) who like Jesus but not the Church. The writing is really straight forward, clear, and powerful. Great read, I would highly suggest for people who like The Church as well as people who don't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Jorgensen | 9/18/2012

    " Kimball is another emergent-type who is writing on a topic that is quickly wearing thing. His points are mostly valid, his conclusions are inconclusive and the body of his work is unoriginal. That being said its not that big of a book and probably worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 6/30/2012

    " every Christian should read this. great insight into those who don't go to church (40-50% of Americans!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 5/18/2012

    " I agree with some of it, I disagree with some of it. The parts I disagree with, I'm challenged to examine why I disagree - am I just being "that girl" who sticks her head in the sand and refuses to see the points non-Christians are making about the church? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan Carter | 10/12/2011

    " Some helpful insights into postmoderns' antipathy toward the institutional church... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 9/26/2011

    " fantastic...great conversation about talking to people who may be interested in God but not interested in church. loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 7/29/2011

    " Read this is you struggle with understanding why your friends are not coming to church. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 6/22/2011

    " fantastic...great conversation about talking to people who may be interested in God but not interested in church. loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 7/13/2010

    " FANTASTIC and undeniably important - A MUST READ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 7/7/2010

    " Kimball is another emergent-type who is writing on a topic that is quickly wearing thing. His points are mostly valid, his conclusions are inconclusive and the body of his work is unoriginal. That being said its not that big of a book and probably worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jocelyn | 1/14/2010

    " This book is a life changer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carole | 1/2/2009

    " Great book. I think this particular book was geared toward pastors, but I think every Christian would benefit from reading this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rj | 10/21/2008

    " nothing new, i've seen it a few other places. i prefer the more researched methods of unchristian, but this does have a couple good stories that kimball got from the interviews he had. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andre | 9/22/2008

    " A must read for all those who are concerned about moving the good news of the Gospel of Christ to the unbelieving generations. Very thought provoking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 8/28/2008

    " Recommended to me by a friend at church. I recently started this book, but have let other books take priority even though i was finding it very interesting and good. "

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About the Narrator

Patrick Lawlor, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television.