I am not a fan of book of statistics, but unChristian has so much more to offer than numbers. Yes, it does have them, but the content far outweighs them. I read the book in two days. My norm is about a week – so you know it had my attention.
- Christianity has an image problem.
- Fewer than 1 out of 10 young adults mention faith as their top priority.
- Our lives don’t match our beliefs.
- Our passion for Jesus should result in God-honoring, moral lifestyles, not the other way around.
- For every one hundred people who are not born again by the time they reach 18, only 6 of those individuals will commit their lives to Christ for the first time as an adult.
- Only 1% of Americans say they pray for homosexuals.
- Efforts to connect people to God are frequently undermined by the lasting negative influences of absent, abusive or negligent parents.
- “I just dont think pastors should turn their pulpits into public policy platforms. It cheapens the Gospel.” (Mark Batterson)
- 87% of young outsiders said that the term judgmental accurately describes present-day Christianity.
- “Grace … Jesus himself said that this should be the mark of a Christian, and the single dynamic that would arrest the world’s attention” (Jim White).
Great read. I recommend every Christian to read it. Powerful. Honest.