What others are saying about FUTUREVILLE:
“Few Christians understand and can navigate the tricky intersection of faith and culture. Skye Jethani is one of the thoughtful few. He knows that understanding the future is key to overcoming our pasts and flourishing in the present. His book, Futureville, is one of the most hopeful visions for discovering purpose and meaning in the here and now as we pioneer frontier of the not yet. Read this book expectantly, for it will help you unlock a life of significance that exceeds your wildest expectations.”
Jonathan Merritt, Author of Jesus is Better Than You Imagined
“Skye Jethani is one of the most respected young Christian leaders of our time. This book is so deeply wise and personal that you will not just understand the worlds of faith and culture better, you will be empowered to walk a path of higher impact in both.”
Dr. Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor of Northland, A Church Distributed
“In his latest book, Skye Jethani brings refreshing clarity to a vital area of the biblical narrative too often ignored or misunderstood in the contemporary church. What does the Bible actually teach about the “end of all things?” What does our eternal future really look like? And how should that knowledge inform our lives today? Skye cuts through the clutter of historical baggage and pop-theological confusion to recapture a biblical vision for our work and our lives. Futureville is a wonderfully lucid, profoundly impacting work. I can’t imagine any believer not benefiting from this clarifying picture of our present reality – and eternal future – in the Kingdom of God.”
Phil Vischer, Creator of VeggieTales and What’s In The Bible
“Every Christian is called upon to work as for the Lord rather than for men. In a fallen world this can be difficult. In Futureville, Skye Jethani sets out to reconfigure the believer’s vision of the future and applies that new vision to Christian vocation. This book is winsome, helpful, and a must read.”
Ed Stetzer, President, LifeWay Research
“When our country’s leaders seek to plot a moral and cultural path into the future, one of the key people they look to is Skye Jethani. With “Futureville,” Skye illuminates a creative and practical way forward on some of the most challenging issues of our time. Don’t miss this book.”
Joshua DuBois, former director of the White House faith-based initiative, author of “The President’s Devotional”
“In a world that desperately needs them, Skye Jethani is one of our true public intellectuals. With Futureville, Skye gives us not only an honest, astute analysis of our present condition, but also a compelling, hopeful vision of the future. Rooted in a kingdom confidence, Futureville offers critical wisdom that will help people direct their lives toward eternity. I recommend this book to all who need to be reminded of the hopeful future that has already been won for us.”
Michael Wear, Founding Partner of Values Partnerships and Former White House Staffer
“If you’re like me, you’re going to want to read Futureville multiple times. Regardless of your age or lifestage, Skye offers a thoughtful, theologically-grounded view of tomorrow that will bring the hope, meaning, and purpose you need today.”
Kara Powell, Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of Sticky Faith.
Want to see the future? It’s brighter than you think.
In 1939 the New York World’s Fair displayed Pleasantville, a utopian world of tomorrow where technology and global harmony combined to create a new Eden. Those still recovering from the Great Depression found comfort in this vision. Many walked away with new hope and purpose, their hardships suddenly seeming like the seeds of a brighter tomorrow.
Today the future no longer excites us. It scares or bores us. And rather than providing a clear sense of purpose for our lives, popular Christian ideas about the future steal it from us by saying our work in the world, apart from ministry, has no eternal value. Is it any wonder why young adults are less and less interested in church, or why a culture desperate for meaning and hope dismisses our message?
What we believe about tomorrow determines how we live today. That is why as Christians debate how to faithfully engage with our rapidly changing world, our vision of the future has never been more important.
Skye Jethani offers us a vision-shifting glimpse not of the Pleasantville depicted at the World’s Fair, but the Christian Futureville described in Scripture. He reveals how a biblical vision of the future can transform every person’s life with a sense of purpose and dignity as we discover our particular call to cultivate the order, beauty, and abundance of Futureville today.
Seeing the world of tomorrow at the 1939 World’s Fair changed the meaning and effect of the Great Depression for that generation. It can happen again for ours. Step right up. See Futureville.
Skye Jethani (@skye_jethani) is the executive editor of the Leadership Media Group at Christianity Today and also contributes regularly to Relevant, The Huffington Post, and radio programs around the country. His blog (www.skyejethani.com)was awarded 2nd prize for the best Christian blog by the ECPA. He is a frequent speaker at Catalyst and Q. Skye earned his MDiv degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He and his wife live in Wheaton, Illinois, with their three children.