Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) constitute a group of over 80 million individuals who are technologically astute, ethnically diverse, and culturally and vibrantly engaged. Yet they face high unemployment and massive debt, and they comprise the largest number of religiously unaffiliated individuals in American history. Concerned by these and other hard-hitting facts, experts Alex McFarland and Jason Jimenez have created a book that interviews top Christian leaders who work with Millennials and families. Their research and conversations will shed new light on what Christian parents must do to reach their young adult children. This book offers a strong voice of hope for parents, church leaders, and others who serve the Millennial generation.


  • “I am so grateful that Focus on the Family has partnered with Tyndale to publish Abandoned Faith. Every parent needs to read this book!"

    Jim Daly Focus on the Family
  • "If you work with millennials in any capacity—such as parent- ing, pastoring, or even in some professional capacity—this book will be tremendously valuable to you. I am personally grateful that Alex and Jason have taken the time to both research and write this book. After reading it, I feel more motivated and equipped to reach millennials. May God use Abandoned Faith to both equip and motivate you in the same way."

    Sean McDowell, PhD Professor of apologetics at Biola University, internationally recognized speaker, and bestselling author of more than 15 books, including A New Kind of Apologist
  • "If you’re like me, you’re aware of the problem: young Christians often walk away from the Church in their high-school and college years. Jason Jimenez and Alex McFarland have written Abandoned Faith in an effort to do something about it. They’ve been working with millennials for years, and they’ve written a resource to help the Church appreciate the challenge, understand the nature of those who are leaving, and begin to consider an effective response. Abandoned Faith is an important book. It will help you understand what is at stake and what you can do about it."

    J. Warner Wallace Cold-Case Detective, Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Biola University Author of Cold-Case Christianity, Cold-Case Christianity for Kids, and God’s Crime Scene
  • "I have had the privilege of knowing Jason for many years. His ministry is on the front line for today’s student. Abandoned Faith from Focus on the Family is a timely tool for all of us concerned about reaching people under the age of 25. You’ll find insight and help from Jason and Alex’s message in this book. If you’re like me, once you start reading, you won’t be able to put it down!"

    Dr. Scott Dawson Founder and President, Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association Director, AtlantaFest and Stadium Fest
  • "As someone whose life work is to strengthen the faith of millennials, I see this book as a caring guide chock-full of practical advice. As a dad of millennials, I see it as a well- timed life preserver in the swelling waves of a cultural storm."

    Jeff Myers, PHD President, Summit Ministries Author of Understanding the Culture
  • "There is no doubt that many of us are quite cognizant of the fact that we face many challenges today. Many are the reports, articles, books and sermons of the statistics of those challenges. Yes, we need to be informed, yet we also need a guidepost of tried and tested principles that offer us solutions. Reading through Abandoned Faith by Alex McFarland and Jason Jimenez they not only ask the pertinent question, “Why millennial are walking away…”, but they also address how they can be lead home. They skillfully recognize and address the challenges facing this generation, but also give practical tools and suggestions on how to embrace, bridge and help us come alongside the many millennials who are trying to maneuver through the questions and pressures they face. To be honest, I found Abandoned Faith to be refreshingly informative and practical at the same time. Alex McFarland and Jason Jimenez are honest and candid, while also pointing us to biblical foundations and truths to build upon. I consider them to be among the great thinkers of our day who reflect Christ with authenticity of faith."

    Doug Stringer Founder /President, Somebody Cares America, Somebody Cares International