When Christians Get It Wrong (Revised) [NOOK Book]

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More and more young adults have opted out of Christianity and the church. The reason? Christians.


When young adults talk about the problems they have with Christianity and the church, they often name certain attitudes and behaviors they believe are practiced too often by Christians: judging others, condemning people of other faiths, rejecting science, injecting politics into faith, and being anti-homosexual. With his familiar style, Adam ...

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Overview

More and more young adults have opted out of Christianity and the church. The reason? Christians.


When young adults talk about the problems they have with Christianity and the church, they often name certain attitudes and behaviors they believe are practiced too often by Christians: judging others, condemning people of other faiths, rejecting science, injecting politics into faith, and being anti-homosexual. With his familiar style, Adam Hamilton tackles these issues and addresses the how’s and why’s of Christians getting it right when it comes to being Christ in the world.


Those who read When Christians Get It Wrong will gain a different way of understanding the issues that keep people away from Christianity and keep Christians from living a more compelling faith. Because, honestly, if we don’t start getting it right, we may lose an entire generation.

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Why are growing numbers of American young people choosing not to affiliate with churches? Head of the Leawood, Kans., Church of the Resurrection, Hamilton (Confronting the Controversies: A Christian Looks at the Tough Issues) views this well-documented phenomenon from a pastoral perspective. Threading his reflections with anecdotes and conversations with younger adults both inside and outside church walls, the author takes a look at some of the hot button issues younger adults report as divisive. These include Christians and judgmentalism; science and Christian practice; how believers relate to those of other faiths; how to understand God's role when tragedy strikes; and what happens when the church focuses on such issues as homosexuality. “When Christians get it right they love and give, they work for justice and demonstrate kindness,” asserts the author. He makes the argument throughout this slender volume that when nonbelievers see the faithful “knocking holes in the darkness” by deeds done in Jesus’ name, they see evidence for Christian faith that attracts rather than repels. (Aug.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426716195
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 85,625
  • File size: 925 KB

Meet the Author

Adam Hamilton is senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country. The Church Report named Hamilton’s congregation the most influential mainline church in America, and he preached at the National Prayer Service as part of the presidential inauguration festivities in 2013. Hamilton is the best-selling and award-winning author of The Journey, The Way, 24 Hours that Changed the World, Enough, When Christians Get it Wrong, and Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, all published by Abingdon Press.
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  • Posted January 21, 2012

    Good for fence sitters

    Having been raised in faith, there are many things about my past religious expeiences that have left me cold, indifferent or wondering how could this be "Christ like." Hamliton's book clearly addressed this frequent, lingering distaste and makes great suggestions about what was wrong either with either way I was taught or the way I heard it and, more importatnly, how to adjust my thinking to pull me back to center. A definite read for parents whose young adult or adult children have left a life of faith and are wondering what to say and to to bring them back. Hmilton offers some get insight into thier probable thinking and what sent them away in the first palce.

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  • Posted October 28, 2011

    Very insightful!

    Adam Hamilton "gets it right" when he is examining this issue, one that often keeps people from taking Christianity and Christians seriously. I have considered all of Adam Hamilton's books to be insightful and this particular book sheds much light on why people are turned off by what they see as hypocrisy in bodies of believers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Pk approved

    Loved this. I read it myself and then gave it to my mom who is a pastor. It has since been a bible study and a sunday school course. Well done!

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