Good Faith: Being a Christian When Society Thinks You're Irrelevant and Extreme

Good Faith: Being a Christian When Society Thinks You're Irrelevant and Extreme

by David Kinnaman, Gabe Lyons

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Overview

Good Faith: Being a Christian When Society Thinks You're Irrelevant and Extreme by David Kinnaman, Gabe Lyons

David Kinnaman is author of unChristian and You Lost Me. 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 nearly one million individuals and overseen hundreds of U.S. and global research studies. He and his wife live in California with their three children.

Gabe Lyons is author of unChristian and The Next Christians. He is the founder of Q, a learning community that educates and mobilizes Christians to think well and advance good in society. Called "sophisticated and orthodox" by The New York Times, Q represents the perspective of a new generation of Christians. Gabe speaks on cultural issues where faith intersects public life. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Rebekah, and their three children.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801013171
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,291,388
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the 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.

Gabe Lyons is the coauthor of the bestselling unChristian, author of The Next Christians, and the founder of Q, a learning community that mobilizes Christians to think well and advance good in society. Prior to launching Q, Gabe cofounded Catalyst, a national gathering of young leaders. His work represents the perspectives of a new generation of Christians and has been featured by CNN, the New York Times, Fox News, and USA Today. Gabe, his wife, Rebekah, and their three children reside in Nashville, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Part I Understanding Our Times

Chapter 1 Bad Faith, Good Faith 11

Chapter 2 Irrelevant 25

Chapter 3 Extreme 39

Chapter 4 The Tension We Feel and Why 49

Part II Living Good Faith

Chapter 5 Love, Believe, Live 67

Chapter 6 The Right Questions 79

Chapter 7 Who Will Lead? 93

Chapter 8 Assimilate or Accommodate 107

Chapter 9 After the Revolution 119

Chapter 10 Marriage, Family, and Friendships 129

Chapter 11 Life, Death, and Disability 141

Chapter 12 Race and Prejudice 153

Chapter 13 The Gay Conversation 167

Chapter 14 We Can't Live without Intimacy 181

Chapter 15 Five Ways to Be Faithful 199

Part III The Church and Our Future

Chapter 16 Firm Center, Soft Edges 219

Chapter 17 Church in a New World 235

Chapter 18 Faithful in Exile 253

Acknowledgments 263

Notes 267

Glossary 277

About the Research 281

About the Authors 283

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