I highly recommend the book "The Next Christians: The Good News About the End of Christian America" to all church leaders and Christians who are looking for hope for the church and God's kingdom. As a pastor I am seeking to understand the next generation and world around us. Lyons' book gives great insight to both. He challenges the reader not follow the latest fad but to return living and telling the full Biblical story. He reminds us that the story is not just fall and redemption. The whole story is creation, fall, redemption, restoration, and consummation. He invites Christian to move beyond the idea that they have their "ticket punched" for heaven to joining with God and others in restoration. Some of his examples will make the average Christian uncomfortable. The reality is we have become too comfortable. If you are looking for greater encounter with God and His missional purposes in the world, you will want to read this book.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.