Over the past few years, my family has grown from 2 beautiful young ladies, to 3 boys and 1 more adorable young woman. These young adults have been such an amazing blessing in our lives and it’s been extremely fun and interesting seeing the world through their eyes.
So when I saw this book, 20 and Something, I thought it would be fun to check it out. A resource so to speak for me. Another insight into this younger generations outlook on life. (ugh.. I feel so old saying that. Wasn’t I just 20 something?)
Packed into a small compact book, 20 and something is filled with surveys, statistics, and tons of information on what the 20 and something age group has to deal with. It especially focuses on what their outlook and take is on spiritual matters.
I learned a great deal about 20 somethings from this book, and would highly recommend it to anyone that either works in ministry with this age group and especially parents.
The premise of the book, so so speak, is something the Barna Group calls FRAMES. A group of books that has helpful insights for anyone and everyone who wants a more faith-driven and fulfilling life.
From the publisher:
Twentysomethings today are redefining what this decade means and what making a positive contribution to society looks like. One reality is today’s economy – you may find yourself a recent college graduate with no job prospects. As such, many twentysomethings are shifting away from career, to calling, looking for ways to impact the world. Or maybe for you, a career or job is what you do in order to support the more meaningful work you love, like photography, music, brewing, or traveling.
Likely you have found a tribe of like-minded people who are taking the journey with you, asking yourselves big questions like what to do with life, what does it mean, why should I settle down with a spouse and house so soon? These questions have huge ramifications for all aspects of society. Twentysomethings need new ways of thinking about institutions and finding rootedness in a transient culture, while at the same time institutions need new ways of thinking about and incorporating twentysomethings. Join David H. Kim, the executive director of the Center for Faith and Work at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, as he walks through the uniqueness of this transformative decade.
** I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% all mine**