The books within Lutheran Hour Ministries Resources are the products of a collaboration between IVP, Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM), and Barna Group. In 2018 – 2020, LHM partnered with Barna Group—an industry leader for research-based insights about faith and culture, leadership, and vocation, and generational groups—on a critical three-year study of faith in America. This research is the backbone for these books which address the needs of both the churched and non-churched.
Year one of the study focused on spiritual conversations in the digital age (The Reluctant Witness), year two delved into households of faith (The Spiritually Vibrant Home), and year three explored the development of hopeful neighborhoods (The Hopeful Neighborhood). These resources are designed to take the insights from Barna's research and apply them directly to congregations and individuals, equipping the Church to share the hopeful gospel message, deepen faith in households, and impact neighborhoods with the good news of Jesus Christ.