Good Faith: Being A Christian When Society Thinks Youre Irrelevant And Extreme


David Kinnaman & Gabe Lyons


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You are no longer part of the majority.
Your response will shape the future of Christianity in America.

Many Christians today feel overwhelmed as they try to live faithfully in a culture that seems increasingly hostile to their beliefs. Politics, marriage, sexuality, religious freedom–with an ever-growing list of contentious issues, believers find it harder than ever to hold on to their convictions while treating their friends, neighbors, coworkers, and even family members who disagree with respect and compassion. This isn’t just a problem that affects individual Christians; if left unaddressed, the growing gap between the faithful and society’s tolerance for public faith will have lasting consequences for the church in America.

Now the bestselling authors turn their data-driven insights toward the thorny question of how Christians talk with people they know and love about the most toxic issues of our day. They help today’s disciples understand what they believe and why, and how to keep believing it without being judgmental and defensive. Readers will discover the most significant trends that offer both obstacles and opportunities to God’s people, and how not only to challenge culture but to create and renew it for the common good. Perhaps most importantly, David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons invite fellow Christians to understand the heart behind opposing views and show them how to be loving, life-giving friends despite profound differences. This will be the go-to book for young adult and older believers who don’t want to hide from culture but to engage and restore it.

It is easy to feel overwhelmed as we 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 our convictions while treating friends, neighbors, coworkers, and even family members who disagree with respect and compassion.

Based on groundbreaking 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 our 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|David Kinnaman is author of unChristian and You Lost Me. He is president of Barna Group, a leading research and communications company that works with churches, nonprofits, and businesses ranging from film studios to financial services. Since 1995, David has directed interviews with more than one million individuals and overseen hundreds of U.S. and global research studies. He and his wife live in California with their three children.

Good Faith is a wise and accessible guide to ‘being a Christian in the public square’ today.”–Tim Keller, author and pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church

“I love this book. It is a timely reminder that Christians don’t have to conform in order to survive.”–Francis Chan, author of Crazy Love and You and Me Forever

“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.”–Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts and A Holy Experience

Good Faith speaks prophetically to the church by diagnosing our condition and prescribing a course of powerful treatment.”–Christine Caine, author and founder of A21 Campaign

“Kinnaman and Lyons turn down the temp and offer leaders a box of cultural engagement tools to use and pass on to our churches. Every pastor and leadership team should read Good Faith.”–Mark Batterson, author and pastor, National Community Church

David Kinnaman is the coauthor 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 coauthor 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.

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0801075440
  • ISBN-13: 9780801075445
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces

Prior ISBN: 9780801013171

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Weight1.55 lbs


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