Posted by: Justin Wallace | January 28, 2010

Resource :: Souls in Transition

There is a new book out that everyone who works with Emerging Adults must read. The new book is called Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults

Blogger, Theologian, Speaker and Professor Scott McKnight writes this about the new book:

“Many of us have imbibed the theory that emerging adults, roughly those who are 18-29, are flocking away from the church and that the church needs to awaken to a potential crisis. I can think of books by Gabe Lyons and Dave Kinnamon (UnChristian), by Dan Kimball (They Like Jesus But Not the Church), and by the Princeton professor Robert Wuthnow (After the Baby Boomers). Much of what these authors have said abides, but Christian Smith (with Patricia Snell) has now entered the fray with some serious statistics that contest some of the more impressionistic data we have been accustomed to. Smith’s book is called Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults, and it already ranks for me as a potential book of the year for 2010.”

McKnight continues, “We need to take a careful look at this seminal study because it will, I suspect, become the foundation for all serious study of emerging adults for at least a decade — it’s that significant of a study.”
Scott McKnight wrote 8 blog posts reviewing this new book. You can find those reviews here.
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  1. Done and done! It is on my list!


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