You Lost Me (Hardcover)

Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church... and Rethinking Faith

By David Kinnaman, Aly Hawkins

Baker Books, 9780801013140, 254pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2011

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Description

Close to 60 percent of young people who went to church as teens drop out after high school. Now the bestselling author of "unChristian" trains his researcher's eye on these young believers. Where Kinnaman's first book "unChristian" showed the world what outsiders aged 16-29 think of Christianity, "You Lost Me" shows why younger Christians aged 16-29 are leaving the church and rethinking their faith.
Based on new research, "You Lost Me" shows pastors, church leaders, and parents how we have failed to equip young people to live "in but not of" the world and how this has serious long-term consequences. More importantly, Kinnaman offers ideas on how to help young people develop and maintain a vibrant faith that they embrace over a lifetime.


About the Author

David Kinnaman is the coauthor of the bestselling "unChristian" and is the president of The Barna Group, which provides research and resources that facilitate spiritual transformation in people's lives. Since joining Barna in 1995, David has designed and analyzed nearly five hundred studies for a variety of churches, nonprofits, and corporations. He and George Barna write a free research report published online at

www.barna.org. David and his wife, Jill, have three children and live in California.