From the award-winning author of The Rise of the Nones comes this enlightening introduction to the youngest generation. James Emery White explains who this generation is, how it came to be, and the impact it is likely to have on the nation and the faith. Then he reintroduces us to the ancient countercultural model of the early church, arguing that this is the model Christian leaders must adopt and adapt if we are to reach members of Generation Z with the gospel. He helps readers rethink evangelistic and apologetic methods, cultivate a culture of invitation, and communicate with this connected generation where they are.
Pastors, ministry leaders, youth workers, and parents will find this an essential and hopeful resource.
About the Author
James Emery White (PhD, Southern Seminary) is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church, a suburban megachurch in Charlotte, North Carolina, often cited as one of the fastest-growing church starts in the United States. Former president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, White is the author of several books, including The Rise of the Nones, Rethinking the Church, What They Didn't Teach You in Seminary, and The Church in an Age of Crisis. He lives in North Carolina.
Here is what I thought.........
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was an eye-opening look at how the youth and those just a couple of years younger than me are thinking these days. It was also at times a little saddening looking at the struggles and issues our young people are going through. I was very much intrigued by the ideas and suggestions that Mr. White had for reaching those in this generation and the post Christian world. I read this book in one sitting. It was completely fascinating. I would very much like to read the other books that Mr. White has written. I highly recommend this book for any pastor or youth leader/worker or even parents of the current generation. I received this book from Baker publishing for free. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.