Tuesday, December 6, 2011

What I'm Reading

Doing this series on Wednesdays gives me an opportunity to share what I am reading. This may vary from week to week as I tend to read multiple books at a time.


"More Lost Than Found helps readers reconnect with a faith worth believing.

If you look at the statistics about people raised in the church who are now leaving it, you’ll realize that something has gone horribly wrong. Has God’s truth lost relevance? The answer to this question, says Jared Herd, director of XP3 college ministries, is an absolute no. Next-generation Christians are drifting from the institutional faith because they no longer see their very real struggles or their need for deep connection with God adequately addressed there.

In More Lost Than Found, youth expert Jared Herd comes alongside anyone who has drifted from faith to reengage them with the truth they long to hear. With amusing anecdotes and brilliant insight, he gives readers the permission to struggle with their faith while, deep down, knowing they still believe it and want to believe it. In this refreshing, true-to-life message, readers find a companion for their faith journey, rediscover the truth they grew up believing, and are invigorated to lay hold of it once again."

Here are some quotes that have me thinking.

""Perhaps the violent rejection of that message by those on the outside isn't an issue with Jesus-it's an issue with how the Savior has been translated for them."

"Children born hundreds of years ago were born into a story, and parents made sure their children knew that story and felt a part of it."

"Most people I know who walk away from faith don't walk away because of doubt. They walk away because of pain."

I have really enjoyed reading this book. It has given me a new perspective as a parent and a children's ministry volunteer. There is a part of the book that talks about connecting the older generation with the younger generation through story that really has me thinking as both.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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