“This book UnChristian is very disturbing to me. I fully realized that this book is about Christianity in America today but it seems like what happen (or whatever happened) to American Christians there is a reflection of what will happen to any Christians in the world today if we are not alert and wake up from our spiritual slumberness. As if I’m reading the reality of Christianity in Malaysia today. The data and contents, even opinions and wisdoms, of the authors have been formed by research, not vague feelings or hunches. I want to recommend this book to Christians first, though it is also written for outsiders too. The research findings in this book are a solid reminder that Jesus not only commands us to joyfully loving God but also to loving other people. Though we may be good at preaching grace, we have not been characterized as a gracious people. This is fact. God helps us.”
UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity …and Why It Matters
by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons (Baker Books: Grand Rapids, 2007)
Christianity has an image problem. Christians are supposed to represent Christ to the world. But according to the latest report card, something has gone terribly wrong. Using descriptions like “hypocritical,” “insensitive,” and “judgmental,” young Americans share an impression of Christians that's nothing short of . . . unChristian.
Groundbreaking research into the perceptions of people aged 16-29 reveals that Christians have taken several giant steps backward in one of their most important assignments. The surprising details of the study, commissioned by the Fermi Project and conducted by The Barna Group, are presented with uncompromising honesty in unChristian. Find out why these negative perceptions exist, learn how to reverse them in a Christ-like manner, and discover practical examples of how Christians can positively contribute to culture.
THINK BIG. START SMALL. GO DEEP.