Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Next Christians by Gabe Lyons

On the front cover it says "The Good News About the End of Christian America" and that is the perfect description of what this book is about. In this very positive look at how Christians are changing in America, you see from the research of Mr. Lyons that it is not all negative as so many people are perceiving it to be. And he also is not talking about Christians no longer being in America. He explains how Christians are evolving into a different group that will actually make a big difference in the future of this country in a very positive way.

I especially like Part II of the book called The Restorers. Part Five addresses the Provoked, Not Offended where he gives real examples of the "new" Christians, where they see the drug users and instead of being offended by them and doing nothing are provoked by them to engage and help them toward restoration. Mr. Lyons did a great amount of research for this book and it paid off. I highly recommend this read.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review.