The Second Coming of the Church

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Thomas Nelson Inc, 1998 - Religion - 223 pages
In this "blueprint for survival," Christian sociologist George Barna evaluates the moral and spiritual decline of society and the corresponding stagnation within the Church. Using hard data, Barna unveils the status quo and argues convincingly that the Church must re-invent itself or face virtual oblivion by the mid-21st century.
 

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Contents

The Challenge Healing a Dying Body
1
Check out the Ship How Have We Done So Far?
13
Check out the Course Ahead Cultural and Demographic Trends in American Society
49
Check out the Map A Biblical Perspective on What God Expects of His Church
87
Redirect the Course The Church of the Future
127
Notes
211
Bibliography
219
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George Barna is the president and founder of Barna Research Group. Barna has developed seminars for clients such as The Billy Graham Association, Campus Crusade for Christ, and The Prison Fellowship. His other clients include Prudential, Sothwestern Bell, The Walt Disney Company, and Visa USA. He has also served as a pastor of a southern California church. Barna has written many books on the church and culture including The Habits of Highly Effective Churches, User Friendly Churches, and Marketing the Church. His work has been quoted in Newsweek, Time, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal.

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