One of the world's best-known and most respected pollsters shares the results of years worth of research. He also offers insight into the motivations of those leaving the church and new information on alternative church communities.
From the Publisher:
World-renowned pollster George Barna has the numbers, and they indicate a revolution is already taking place within the Church--one that will impact every believer in America. Committed, born-again Christians are exiting the established church in massive numbers. Why are they leaving? Where are they going? And what does this mean for the future of the Church? Using years' worth of research data, and adhering to an unwavering biblical perspective, Barna predicts how this revolution will impact the organized church, how Christ's body of believers should react, and how individuals who are considering leaving (or those who have already left) can respond. For leaders working for positive change in the church and for believers struggling to find a spiritual community and worship experience that resonates, Revolution is here. Are you ready?
About the Author:
George Barna is the founder and Directing Leader of The Barna Group, Ltd., a California-based company that offers primary research and strategic assistance related to cultural assessment and transformation, faith dynamics and leadership development. Barna's firm has worked with hundreds clients since its inception in 1984, ranging from Disney, Prudential, Ford, and Visa to numerous churches and denominations, the Billy Graham Association, World Vision, Campus Crusade for Christ, Focus on the Family, Prison Fellowship and American Bible Society.
To date, Barna has written 36 books, including best-sellers such as Transforming Children Into Spiritual Champions, The Frog in the Kettle, The Power of Vision, User Friendly Churches, Marketing the Church. With degrees from Boston College, Rutgers University and Dallas Baptist University, he has been on the faculty of Asuza Pacific, Pepperdine, Biola, and several seminaries. He has served as the Teaching Pastor of a large, multi-ethnic church, has been a leader in several church plants and has served on the Board of Directors of numerous organizations. He has been married to his wife, Nancy, since 1978 and has two daughters (Corban and Samantha).