"unChistian: What a new generation thinks about Christianity . . . and why it matters" by Dave Kinnaman of Barna and Gabe Lyons of the Fermi Project. These men have done extensive research to reveal that while 10 years ago 4 out of 5 Americans had positive views of Christianity, today over 40% have negative opinions. What are their opinions? That we are anti-homosexual, judgmental, sheltered and care only about proselytizing and converting people--among other things.
Their words will be both alarming and convicting to you, I am sure.
I spoke with Gabe Lyons about his book, which he desribes as a book of hope, a solution rather than a problem. Not only does the book talk about the failings within our Christian sub-culture, it provides solutions for how to redeem even the very word "Christian" in the 21st century.
Additionally, the book pulls in advice from great minds like Andy Stanley, Rick Warren, Margaret Feinberg, John Stott, Sarah Cunningham, Dan Kimball, Brian Mclaren and Mark Batterson. These pieces add real diversity and flavor to the message presented.
If you have read this book or have any thoughts, feel free to leave a comment.