Audiobook Download

The Millennials

Author Thom S. Rainer & Jess Rainer
Narrator Ray Porter
Runtime 7.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
Downloads ZIP M4B MP3
Release Date December 21, 2010
Availability: Unrestricted (available worldwide)

At more than 78 million strong, the Millennials—those born between 1980 and 2000—have surpassed the Boomers as the larger and more influential generation in America. Now, as its members begin to reach adulthood, where the traits of a generation really take shape, best-selling research author Thom Rainer (Simple Church) and his son Art (a Millennial born in 1985) present the first major investigative work on Millennials from a Christian worldview perspective.

Regular Price: $14.98 Member Price: $11.98 (or 3 credits)
Add to Wishlist Gift This
Description
At more than 78 million strong, the Millennials—those born between 1980 and 2000—have surpassed the Boomers as the larger and more influential generation in America. Now, as its members begin to reach adulthood, where the traits of a generation really take shape, best-selling research author Thom Rainer (Simple Church) and his son Jess (a Millennial born in 1985) present the first major investigative work on Millennials from a Christian worldview perspective.

Sure to interest even the secularists who study this group, The Millennials is based on 1200 interviews with its namesakes that aim to better understand them personally, professionally, and spiritually. Chapters report intriguing how-and-why findings on family matters (they are closer-knit than previous generations), their desire for diversity (consider the wave of mixed race and ethnic adoptions), Millennials and the new workplace, their attitude toward money, the media, the environment, and perhaps most tellingly, religion.

The authors close with a thoughtful response to how the church can engage and minister to what is now in fact the largest generation in America's history.

Customer Reviews

13 Reviews Add Review
Great "read" for anyone
I didn't know what I was getting into when I downloaded this book, but I really enjoyed it. It is an engaging look at the world in which Millenials (those born in the 20 years leading up to 2000) are growing up. It helped me understand the younger generation of kids in our church, as well as my own kids. I highly recommend it.
Overall
Review by / (Posted on 11/20/2014)
An unbalanced assessment
Although the book presented many interesting facts in an engaging style, I think that the author’s conclusions are suspect at best. While they openly acknowledge that the data they analyzed came only from the Millennial Generation, they make constant comparisons to the three generations that preceded the Millennials and offer repeatedly hopeful predictions about the wonderful contributions the Millennials will make. Given that they don’t reference ANY comparative statistical responses from the “the Greatest Generation”, the “Boomer” or “Gen X” (taken when they were in roughly the same age range) it is not clear how they can know, or would even want to suggest, that the Millennials outlook is significantly different than any of their predecessors. If you take away these un-backed compressions, I’m not sure what you are left with. That said, much of their assessment rings true with my experience with that age group (I’m at the tail end of the Boomers) and I guess time will tell if the book's assessments hold true.
Overall
Review by / (Posted on 8/20/2011)
Interesting
As a millennial myself, I found the research to be surprising in someways (my generation is dedicated to families?!) Thom and Jess give an optimistic outlook on my generation, but not sugar coated (my people are foolish when it comes to God). However, my complaint is that the book has too much repetition. Facts and info could have been stated more succinctly.
Overall
Review by / (Posted on 7/15/2011)
Show ALL Reviews