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Gracious Review of Worlds Apart

Just received a Facebook message from my friend Derek Melleby and he informed me that there was a review of my newest book, Worlds Apart, by Bryron Borger over at Hearts and Minds.  He included this review along with a number of other books he was reviewing.  Here's what he wrote.  I thought it was well thought out and very gracious:


"Worlds Apart: Understanding the Mindset and Values of 18-25 Year Olds  Chuck Bomar (Zondervan) $14.99  Chuck is a good guy and has a huge heart and amazing passion for doing college ministry. (He has written two books on how large churches near campuses can do young adult outreach ministry among their collegiate neighbors.)  Here, he backs up and gives us his most important book yet, a study of this stage of life---what Sharon Parks has called "the critical years."  As the back cover puts it, Bomar brings "understanding, comfort, and direction to all interested in this age group."  Yes, understanding.  He gets young adults.  Comfort? Well, he is full of hope that God can reach this generation and that we can build meaningful and sustained relationships with this younger cohort.  So it may be comforting, I suppose.  He offers such clear-headed and practical insight (like "learn to listen") that it really does give us great encouragement.  (Older readers, take note.  This really may be a comfort insofar as it will help you with tools to relate to your mosaic-aged friends.)  And direction?  Oh yeah, he guides us towards paths of understanding, helping us appreciate the mindset and ethos of 21st century college-aged young adults.  Huge endorsements from Chap Clark and Dan Kimball on the back, showing that at least evangelical thought leaders are taking this book seriously.  You should too."

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