“My Generation” by Josh James Riebock
This is the most honest book I have read in a long time. Joshâ€™s writing style reminds me of Donald Miller in his â€œBlue Like Jazzâ€ book. â€œMy Generationâ€ is a book filled with numerous stories in a unified theme; more-so than just one continuous story line. The focus of these real-life stories is on the Millennial Generation or â€œGen-Yâ€. Josh gives us a broad, sweeping glance into both his life and the lives of many that he has come across in his time as a youth pastor, member, and friend of this generation.
What is it that the Generation Y â€“ the teenagers in our student ministries â€“ are thinking and feeling when it comes to the church and Christianity? Why are they graduating from youth group and leaving the church? Why are they feeling disenfranchised? Whatâ€™s at the core of their emotional make-up and how do we respond and reach out to them? These are several of the questions that were brought to light in a very unique and fresh way through Joshâ€™s writing.
I love the approach that this book takes. I think everyone wanting to reach or impact the Millennial Generation should pick this one up. Itâ€™s inspiring, thought provoking, passionate, raw, engaging, and challenging. My copy is filled with earmarks that I plan on going back to and reading again.Â Visit Josh’s web site at http://joshriebock.com for more.
– review originally written for the Foursquare Church