Authenticity: Real Faith in a Phony, Superficial World
by Chad Young
“All You Christians are just a bunch of Hypocrites!” Unfortunately comments like this and the deep passionate emotion behind them define today’s postmodern culture. Truth is, according to a recent study by the Barna group, their number one reason for rejecting Christianity is a lack of authentic Christians among their peers. Meanwhile, we are so busy “being” Christians and “doing” Christian activities in our churches that we are not relating to people on a meaningful, authentic way. If this generation, who will lead our country in the coming years, does not find authentic Christian faith, what will become of our country? What is at stake if we lose the hearts of our future leaders to darkness?
In his book, Authenticity: Real Faith in a Phony, Superficial World, Author Chad Young writes from a place of someone who has struggled with a worldly lifestyle and also the distractions of living in such a busy culture. Through its anecdotes and relational tone, this book will lead believers on the journey toward authentic Christian faith.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chad Young works in full-time college ministry with Cru Global. He’s served in various local, regional, and national roles during the past sixteen years and currently is helping to launch Cru’s newest ministry, the graduate student ministry. He is the author of Authenticity: Real Faith in a Phony, Superficial World (InterVarsity Press), Wrestling with Faith, Love, and Gators (Leafwood), Encountering Jesus: An Exploration of His Life and Works for Grad Students (CruPress), a discipleship-training manual, and magazine articles for Worldwide Challenge and The Collegiate. He frequently speaks at retreats and conferences and regularly writes devotionals for his website. Chad, with his wife Elizabeth, travels the country to speak at churches and train church leaders how to make Biblical disciples.
Chad currently resides in Atlanta, GA, with his wife Elizabeth and their four children, Wyatt, Clark, Evelyn, and Josilynn. His hobbies include cheering on his kids in sports, following college football, and laughing with family around the backyard fire pit.
Wrestling with Faith, Love, & Gators