Monday, January 10, 2011

The Next Christians by Gabe Lyons

Gabe Lyons, co-author of UnChristian, has released his follow-up, The Next Christians.

He breaks down the idea that the end of Christian America is bad. Lyons doesn't believe so; in fact, he believes this is a great time to be a Christian - the next Christians.

In 3 parts, Lyons shares his research in how the world is changing by way of a new normal without the heavy-handed uses of Christianity. (Think the Moral Majority and the Religious Right) He calls us to follow Jesus by way of restoring.

He calls us to be:

Provoked, not offended
Creators, not critics
Called, not employed
Grounded, not distracted
In Community, not alone
Countercultural, not "relevant"

I greatly appreciated the work Lyon's put forth in this book and UnChristian. I resonated with the idea of promoting restoration instead of a series of laws that should be the rallying cry of all Christian Americans.

I think this book will be used by a great number of Christians who are looking to make an impact in their communities and churches.

If you are tired of the angry Christian rhetoric and want to be known as a force of good, pick up and devour The Next Christians!

The Next Christians: The Good News About the End of Christian America

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