This time, I’ve chosen Gabe Lyon’s book The Next Christians. I bought Lyon’s (along with David Kinnamon) previous book unChristian last year with a gift card that I received for Christmas.
So, what is The Next Christians about? I don’t know, because I haven’t read it yet, but this is part of the publisher’s blurb (and we all know how accurate those can be):
While many Christians are bemoaning their faithâ€™s decline, Gabe Lyons is optimistic that Christianityâ€™s best days are yet to come. In the wake of the stunning research from his bestselling book, unChristian, which revealed the growing disenchantment among young generations for Christians, Lyons has witnessed the beginnings of a new iteration of the faith. Marked by Lyonsâ€™ brutal honesty and unvarying generosity, Lyons exposes a whole movement of Christiansâ€”Evangelicals, Mainline, Protestants, Orthodox, Pentecostals, and othersâ€”who desire to be a force for restoration even as they proclaim the Christian Gospel. They want the label Christian to mean something good, intelligent, authentic, and beautiful.
So, it sounds interesting.
By the way, the last time I requested a book from the Blogging for Books program, the book shipped the same day, and I received it just a few days later. (The Next Christians hasn’t shipped yet, but there are still a few hours left in the day.)