David Kinnaman and Mark Matlock: Faith for Exiles

5 Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon

Faith for Exiles: 5 Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon
(Baker, 2019)

WHO: David Kinnaman, president of Barna Group, and Mark Matlock, principal at WisdomWorks.

THEY SAY: “Today’s society is, for many reasons we will explore, especially and insidiously faith repellant.”

THE BIG IDEA: Distilling a decade’s worth of research, this book presents five formational practices common to young adults of resilient faith.

THE PROGRESSION:
The book’s chapters follow the five practices: “To form a resilient identity, experience intimacy with Jesus,” “In a complex and anxious age, develop the muscles of cultural discernment,” “When isolation and mistrust are the norms, forge meaningful, intergenerational relationships,” “To ground and motivate an ambitions generation, train for vocational discipleship,” and “Curb entitlement and self-centered tendencies by engaging in countercultural mission.”

“The allure of the screen age has surely undermined so much of what we as Jesus followers are trying to do. And yet …”

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