The Next Christians….
I just finished up a book I really liked. It was released just a couple of months ago and is called “The Next Christians: The Good News About the End of Chistian America” by Gabe Lyons. After reading the title your response is likely what mine was…What!?
But be careful not to judge this book by its title. Lyons takes an honest look at the reality Christianity now finds itself in regarding its cultural standing in America. Christianity went from being culturally dominant in the early to mid-20th century to now not even being on the radar screen for much of the upcoming generation.
But Lyons doesn’t think this is all bad news. Through this cultural shift he sees an opportunity to shed the trappings of religious Christianity and regain the missional focus we once had.
If you’re interested, click HERE to view an ABC newscast from May of last year. In it you’ll see Lyons and a panel of several other likeminded “Next Christians” discuss their thoughts on the matter. This newscast will give you a flavor for his book.
Have you read any good books lately you would recommend?
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