You will want to read this book, including the actual study set forth in the book.We could be talking about God in several different ways thus not communicating clearly and not building an understanding of who he says he is and not understanding the person or people with whom we are speaking.
This bookshould be in the hands of every reformed pastor and teacher, especially those identifying themselves as Calvinists. This is a very important and timely book.The author reminds us that Calvinism is a complex system and within that system there is diversity.
The Next Christians is a book that church leaders and teachers ought to read. Whether or not you share Gabe Lyons’ cultural analysis and optimism regarding the future of Christianity, this book will help you understand what is happening, especially among the rising generation.It is a power packed easy read.
Christian Smith concluded that while contrary to popular opinion that young people were turned off to religion, they were actually quite religious; however he described their religion as “moralistic therapeutic deism.”The authors, in pursuing their research, underscore the importance of listening to and then responding to the teenagers’ thoughts about religion.