Good Faith (Paperback)David Kinnaman & Gabe Lyons
You are no longer part of the majority.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed as you try to live faithfully in a culture that seems increasingly hostile to the Christian faith. With a growing backlash against religion and people of faith, it's harder than ever to hold onto your convictions while treating friends, neighbours, co-workers, and even family members who disagree with respect and compassion.
Based on ground-breaking research, this timely book by the bestselling authors of unchristian explores politics, sexuality, race, gender, and religious freedom, helping you:
· respond with compassion, clarity and confidence to the most toxic issues of your day
· discover the most significant cultural trends that are creating both obstacles and opportunities for Christians
· know what you believe and why it doesn't make you a judgmental or extreme person
· stop being afraid to talk about what you believe and start having meaningful conversations about tough issues
· understand the heart behind opposing views and learn how to stay friends across differences
"Good Faith is a wise and accessible guide to 'being a Christian in the public square' today. For nearly a generation there have been voices calling the church to rethink its mission and life in the post-Christian West, but David and Gabe's volume brings those more general and academic discussions down to earth and up to date." - Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City
"When the landscape changes, you look for pioneers to mark a fresh, meaningful, and thoughtful way forward. Kinnaman and Lyons are second to none. Unrelenting in its research, compelling in its humility, powerful in its approach, Good Faith is a landmark and thought-provoking read--that could become literal good faith through us to further a humble and winsome common good. A highly anticipated and needed must-read for every engaged thinker." - Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts
"The signs of the times signal fear and confusion for many orthodox Christians--but not for David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons. They are trustworthy guides through the emerging post-Christian order because they neither deny the urgent reality of the bad news nor downplay the radical hope of the Good News. What stands out about Good Faith is its unflinching realism, a quality that challenges the false but emotionally satisfying narratives of happy-clappy optimists and sky-is-falling pessimists. This prophetic book inspired me to rethink my own assumptions about how to live faithfully in our American exile." - Rod Dreher, journalist and author of the forthcoming The Benedict Option
"I love this book. It is a timely reminder that Christians don't have to conform in order to survive. It encourages those of us with deep convictions not to cower but to boldly speak truth with wisdom and love. Radical followers of Jesus can be relevant." - Francis Chan, pastor, teacher, and author of You and Me Forever
About the Authors
David Kinnaman is the co-author 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 co-author 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.
ByDavid Kinnaman & Gabe Lyons
Size140 x 216 mm
Number of Pages256 pp
PublisherBaker Book House