The Next Christians

The Next Christians: How a New Generation is Restoring the Faith

Author: Gabe Lyons

My Description: I thought this book would be more gloom and doom and less here’s our next step. But to my surprise, most of the content centered around how “Restorer” Christians are learning to live out their faith in their current culture.

Gabe describes six characteristics of Restorers (The Next Christians):

  1. provoked, not offended
  2. creators, not critics
  3. called, not employed
  4. grounded, not distracted
  5. in community, not alone
  6. countercultural, not relevant

The descriptions of these characteristics sound better than the labels themselves. Often as i was reading through i would think to myself, yea i’ve thought that, or yea that describes me…

I think the main area that talked about what i had been thinking was the one on work or employment. Integrating faith and skills and God’s gifts into what we do as a job is something that doesn’t get talked about a lot. Instead Spiritual Gifts is simply a course/class offered by the church to help you volunteer within the church. I like Gabe’s fresh look into it.

[I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review as part of their Blogging for Books program]

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