The typical person doesn’t have entire weekends anymore to spend reading a book. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want to learn. That’s why we’ve created FRAMES—short yet deep, digestible reads on the top issues facing Christians in today’s complex culture. A new kind of book brought to you by Barna Group, to help you read less, and know more.
Life is getting complicated. And everything seems like it’s moving at a faster pace—except your ability to keep up. If you’re like most people, you have smaller chunks of time and more data coming at you than ever before. So, where can you turn for real insight and livable wisdom?
For the past thirty years, Barna Group has built a reputation as a trusted analyst of Christianity and culture. Now we turn that experience into a new kind of book. We call it FRAMES.
The FRAMES Season 1 Collection is for anyone who wants a more faith-driven and fulfilling life, giving you the essential information and real-life application behind nine of today’s most crucial trends—all in less than one-quarter the length of most books.
The FRAMES Season 1 Collection is for anyone who wants a more faith-driven and fulfilling life, giving you the essential information and real-life application behind nine of today’s most crucial trends—all in less than one-quarter the length of most books. This value-priced set includes all nine of the softcover minibooks from Season 1 of FRAMES.
Each FRAME includes compelling research from Barna Group, full-color infographics, thoughtful commentary and insights from experts, and provocative questions to help you and your book club, small group, or social media network to have meaningful conversations.
Have the Time of Your Life (And Figure It All Out Too)
For Emerging Adults and Anyone Wondering About "Those Millennials"
Twentysomethings today are different than twentysomethings of any other generation. But you already know that—you're redefining what it looks like to "grow up," contribute to society, and live a meaningful life. Even so, big questions lie ahead—questions about work, calling, marriage, family, faith, and more. How you relate to these institutions will have huge ramifications—for your own life, of course, but also for the rest of society because institutions need new ways of relating to you as well.
Adoption, Foster Care, and Mentoring—Living Our God's Heart for Orphans
For Anyone Who Has Wrestled with How to Address the Orphan Crisis
Caring for orphans makes grace touchable. When Christians choose to adopt, foster, mentor, or support care for orphans around the globe, it reveals God's true character to the world like nothing else we can do. Becoming Home unpacks specific steps everyone can take to care for orphans in distress.Some of these steps are "big" choices like fostering or adopting; some are simpler choices like supporting work abroad or mentoring a foster youth. But all are ways we can practically show love to orphans—not because of a sense of duty, guilt, or even idealism, but because we've first been loved by God.
Your Role in a Culture Too Comfortable with Violence
For Every Parent, Student, and Leader Uncomfortable with Violence as the "New Norm"
"Blessed are the peacemakers," Jesus said. But in the face of the horrific realities of school shootings, war, bullying, and domestic abuse we feel helpless to address such overwhelming violence. Certainly, we can pray for peace. But maybe it's time to starting fighting for it, too. Fighting for Peace is a thought-provoking and practical guide for answering God's call to become peacemakers and championing the kind of peace that can reshape our world.
Succeed (and Stay Sane) in an On-Demand, All-Access, Always-On Age
For Anyone Who's Felt the Pressure to be All Things to All People
Every morning you wake up to a state of digital overwhelm. You're still in bed and you reach for your phone; you scan the day's schedule, the night's build-up of news and texts and emails and your ever-mounting to-do list. It's not even 8 a.m. and you're already burned out. It doesn't have to be this way. Many of the world's most successful people have one thing in common, as simple as it is profound: They have established a routine. And you can do the same. We live in a time of greater expectations—we can't escape that. But we can be intentional about our response. These pages will show you how to reorder your days—and by extension, your life.
Live with Wisdom in an Age of Information Overload
For Anyone Who Would Struggle to Go a Day Without Internet Access
Information overload. You live it everyday. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram ... You're more informed and connected than ever. Yet if you're honest, you're probably feeling more distracted than ever. More lonely. More restless.
It is possible to live with wisdom in this hyperlinked life—and in these pages, you'll learn how.
Do Work That Matters at Every Stage of Your Journey
For Anyone Navigating the "New Normal" of Careers
You want a career that's meaningful. Whether in a coffee shop or an executive office, in a school or hospital, you long to do work that matters.
Yet you won't always find that work in the 8 to 5, which means you have to find it elsewhere. Sometimes following your calling means taking a risk, getting creative. Sometimes it means multi-careering. Whether you've had a handful of careers in your lifetime or a handful of careers this month, consider Multi-Careering your guidebook to find work that matters—work that leaves the world in a better place than you found it.
They Need Your Help (Whether You Have Kids or Not)
For Parents, Mentors, and Friends Who Want Kids to Succeed
Five simple numbers to determine your future.
In many ways, America's children are at the mercy of their zip code. They are either raised in a zip code zoned for a public school with quality education or a public school with poor education. This education will set the trajectory for their future—for better or for worse.
Educational inequity is one of the biggest social problems of our time. But it can be fixed within our lifetime. And each of us, whether we have school-aged children or not, has a role to play.
Navigating the Challenges of Motherhood, Career, and Identity
For Every Woman Trying to Maintain the Perfect Everything ... and Still Falling Short
Having it all. Finding balance. Leaning in ... and trying to make sure there are clean clothes in the closet and groceries in the fridge.
The cultural conversations occurring today engage the very real struggle of women trying to find their way between the questions of career, identity, motherhood, and more. But sometimes "you can do anything you want" feels less like empowerment and more like pressure to do everything—and to do it all "right."
Maybe it's time to start asking new questions. Maybe it's time to change the conversation altogether.
The FRAMES DVD is a companion to the FRAMES mini-books that address the critical issues of our day and equips you to live a more meaningful life in the midst of complicated times. In the Season 1 DVD, join David Kinnaman and a host of authors and speakers as they explore nine key issues of our times.