mY Generation: A Real Journey of Change and Hope

mY Generation: A Real Journey of Change and Hope

by Josh James Riebock

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Overview

Y is the generation of tattoos, cell phones, social networking, and iPods. It is the generation of authenticity, social justice, racial diversity, and community. But it is also the generation of broken homes, school shootings, immense performance pressure, loneliness, self-indulgence, and insecurity. Christians have largely failed to bring restoration to this 70 million member group of young people. What are we missing? And what are the consequences if it doesn't change?

Foregoing formulas, models, and snappy acronyms (which don't work), Josh James Riebock offers readers a journey deep into the soul of a generation that is slowly being transformed from within. Whether pastors, volunteers, church leaders, friends, or members of generation Y themselves, readers will value this honest and hopeful look at restoring a broken generation with the life-changing power of the Gospel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441207906
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 691 KB

About the Author

Josh James Riebock has been a successful youth pastor and is now a sought-after speaker at conferences, colleges, and churches across the country. He speaks both to Generation Y and to people who are involved in leading this generation. He lives with his wife, Kristen, in downtown Austin, Texas.
Josh James Riebock is a sought-after speaker at conferences, colleges, and churches across the country. The author of mY Generation, he lives with his wife, Kristen, in Texas.

Table of Contents

A Note from the Author 11

Prelude: Portrait of a Generation 13

Things That Don't Matter: Three Short Stories of Things We Often Care about, Even Though Jesus Doesn't 25

The Greatest Show on Earth: Inviting Others into Change 37

Death to Champions: Stripping Down to Real Living 55

True Tales of a Lonely, Lonely People: And Why Family-Style Love May Be the Only Hope 75

The Graceless Stampede: And Living alongside Those Who Have Been Trampled 91

Where the Wild One Is: Because If God Is in the Worst Places on Earth, Shouldn't I Be There Too? 107

He Came from London: Finding Relevance While Destroying an Evil Empire 127

Artificial Paradise: Freeing Captives of a Plastic Lie 145

That Gravelly Road/Hate/A Dark Alley/Divisions/ Brother/God's Dream: Free-Flowing Thoughts on Undisrupting a Disrupted World 165

Wetlands: Guarding the Soul for Everyone's Sake 185

The First Kid Picked: Coming to Terms with the Fact That Though God Does Some Really Crazy Stuff, He's Not Really Crazy 201

Finale: From Ash to Color 213

Notes 217

One Last Note 221

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