Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Book #10 - They Like Jesus but not the Church

I just finished reading Dan Kimball's new book They Like Jesus but Not the Church: Insights from Emerging Generations. I always enjoy reading Dan's books because he challenges me to think in ways that I typically don't. He really brings the cultural perspective to the table. Because he is in a very unchurched area of California with tons of young adults he is able to write about the emerging generation like no one else.

The region that Charter Oak Church is in doesn't have the kind of culture around it like Dan's church does. However, there is a growing population of young people in this region who are beginning to be influenced by the culture out west.

Dan comes to many of the same conclusions that I do about the future of the church. We probably disagree on how we get there or why we get there, but the end result is the same. If you want a very thorough look at how the unchurched look at your church, this is a good book to pick up.