In April 2008 Crossway will publish Collin Hansen's journalistic exploration as he set out to understand the resurgence of interest in Reformed theological among younger folks. It's entitled, Young, Restless, and Reformed: A Journalist's Journey with the New Calvinists.
Here are some of the blurbs that have come in:
"Young, Restless, Reformed is the product of some outstanding research by Collin Hansen. Regardless of one’s theological persuasion, this book will help the reader gain valuable insight into the growing Reformed movement in America."
—Jerry Bridges, author of The Pursuit of Holiness
"If you think doctrine—particularly the Calvinist kind—is a mere head-trip that undermines evangelism and saps devotion, you need to read Young, Restless, Reformed. In his journalistic travels, Collin Hansen has uncovered a fresh movement of young Christians for whom doctrine—particularly the Calvinist kind—fuels evangelism, kindles passion, and transforms lives. Read it and rejoice."
—David Neff, Editor-in-Chief, Christianity Today media group
"While other movements have been making a bigger splash in the headlines, a number of strategic ministries have been quietly (and sometimes not so quietly!) upholding the doctrines of grace, planting churches, seeing people converted, teaching the whole counsel of God. These are now beginning to coalesce in a variety of mutually encouraging ways. It is a pleasure to recommend Collin Hansen's survey of some of these movements. This is not the time for Reformed triumphalism. It is the time for quiet gratitude to God and earnest intercessory prayer, with tears, that what has begun well will flourish beyond all human expectation."
—D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
"Calvinism is more popular today among evangelicals—especially young Americans—than it has been in nearly two centuries. This lively account of its resurgence from an up-and-coming partisan is must reading for ministry leaders working with young adults. There is much that older Christians can do to help the young and restless to mature in Christian discipleship and witness. I pray that Hansen's book will function, then, as more than a handy digest of the latest trend in our (endlessly trendy) evangelical movement. It is a wake-up call to baby boomers to move beyond the superficial faith they taught their children and to grow with them in the knowledge and love of God."
—Douglas A. Sweeney, Associate Professor of Church History, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School