Meet Generation Z: Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World by James Emery White gives a look into the upcoming population of religious “Nones” in the United States from a sociological, spiritual, and philosophical perspective.
The first part of the book is intended to give a dose of reality to anyone who may be in denial of the shifting spiritual culture in the younger generation. While trying not to come across as a “sky is falling” report, White may still come across as heavy handed.
The second part of the book looks into ways to reach Generation Z for Christ, based largely on his success in his church and biblical principles. The strength of the second part of the book is the hope that it gives and that it doesn’t really advocate for any special techniques of outreach fads that will likely fade away. The weakness is that many churches may look at his outreach advice and say, “We already do that. What else can we do?”
One of the best parts of the book are the three sermons transcribed in the back that displays how he puts the principles of Generation Z into practice from the pulpit.
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