Sunday, May 18, 2014

Frames: 20 and Something

"27% of Young Adults 
Have Clear Goals
for the Next 5 Years"

Bookworm's Ranking - 4 Worms
About - Today, 20+ year olds are coming of age in a world different from their parents. As they complete their education and find their way in the world, their thoughts and feeling of the world abound. In 20 and Something, research is gathered to give insight into this group of people; how they see the world, value their education, and feel about their faith. This ever changing world will have to be ready for these different humans who are entering, and planning to change, everything around them. Watch out for their hope, determination, and dreams.

Author - David H. Kim

Publisher - Barna Group: Zondervan

Age Group - 18 and up

Personal Opinion - I found this book interesting because I am 20 and something. The research and numbers sometimes surprised me while others it was what I expected. I especially liked the interpretation of the results like we are dreamers who want to make the world a better place and have hope despite the mistrust of organizations. It was written almost like a textbook (but more interesting) and the colorful diagrams helped illustrate the results of the research on this demographic. I could also see, from experience, that these results hit close to the mark and gave me hope for the future of this group. Honestly, though, it was the conclusion that I was disappointed in. I also believe that Jesus and the Church is important for your life but the rest of the book had been objective and the argument for needing God was personal experience and reasoning with no numbers. It almost seemed preachy with no research to back up what it was saying unlike the rest of the book's reasoning. Still, I believe God is important to someone's life and He gives meaning and this world needs it, but the book didn't build well to that and almost seemed like a slap in the face with no real suggestions on how to bring God in our lives. Besides the ending needing to be stronger, the thinking and believes of 20+ are something I have seen within my generation.

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Disclaimer - In exchange for an honest review, I received this book for free from the publisher through BookLook.

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