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.

Memorable Quotes:

  • 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.

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