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Zondervan/Youth Specialties They Like Jesus But Not the Church: Insights from Emerging Generations

Ask today's generation what they think of Jesus and chances are you'll get a glowing response. Ask their opinion of organized religion and the reply will probably be less favorable. Kimball delineates six common objections people have to the church and offers a wake-up call of critical insights for both faith leaders and non-Christians. 208 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
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Date:February 9, 2010
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Lynn
I was slightly disappointed with the book. I minister in the toughest parts of the inner-cities. The objections I get about the church is the same for the last 500 years if you are not like me, you are going to hell and be glad I told you. The book appears to blame the ones pointing-out the mistreatment by the church. I purchased the book after Pat Robertsons comments about Haiti, hoping it would help me explain the ignorant-hate filled comments. It did not and inflamed it all the more.
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Date:August 10, 2009
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Pat McBeth
What a refreshing look at what it really means to be a Christian! It is time to step outside of the box we are so comfortable in and minister to the world around us! They need Jesus - not the book of rules and dogma that is held so dear in churches today!
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Review 3 for They Like Jesus But Not the Church: Insights from Emerging Generations
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Date:August 27, 2007
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Gail
This is a great book...great insights into the thoughts and perceptions of non-Christians...help for avoiding some of the foolish things we do to give Christianity a bad name....help in better relating to non-Christians, especially younger adults...good reminder to treat people like people instead of "evangelism projects"...good reminder that politics and issues should not be our main way to relate to non-Christians....good cautions to think about the way we express ourselves in public and private.My only caution in the book is some of the things Dan wrote about homosexuality...he's on target urging us to have more compassion and love toward gay people...But should we really treat all sins the same (page 138) and discuss homosexuality as comfortably as gossip or jealousy (page 158)?
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Review 4 for They Like Jesus But Not the Church: Insights from Emerging Generations
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Date:July 30, 2007
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Towne Blvd. Church Of God
fantastic and informative view of the 20 and 30 year old generation and their perception of the organized church as we know it today. a must read if you want to reach the lost!
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Review 5 for They Like Jesus But Not the Church: Insights from Emerging Generations
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Date:April 9, 2007
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Garry B
AMEN! and again I say AMEN! This book served to reinforce what I have believed for a long time. If we Christians would look harder at what we do to keep people out of our church, we wouldn't have to work near as hard to get them in.Thank you Dan for your candor and honesty in writing this book. I know there will be a lot of churchgoers out there that will be somewhat disturbed by this book because it will make them feel as if they have been "corected" a little bit. I felt that way too. But, to be honest, I needed correcting and so do a lot of other churches and church leaders.
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