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The Second Coming Of The Church

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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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Published April 10th 1998 by Thomas Nelson
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Danny
Sep 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Enjoyed this look at the church and these favorite quotes:
It is an urgent plea for people of God to stop dabbling in religion and to grow in spiritual maturity.
How Christian Leaders and Christian Teachers Differ:
How Leaders Operate vs How Teachers Operate
Influence via vision and character vs Influence via ideas and words
Provide direction and motivation vs Provide intellectual challenge
Seek corporate transformation vs Seek individual growth
Love to strategize vs Love to study
Need a core of committ
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Buddy Draper
Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first half to two-thirds of this book really gripped me as Barna talked about research done that shows that the Church in America is highly ineffective and there is very little difference between Xns and non-Xns in matters of behavior. His argument for a Biblical worldview is compelling and hard to argue against.
Parcsen Loke
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another book by George Barna. Definitely good.
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I picked this up to review the symptoms afflicting the church, and perhaps to learn of the cure suggested. This is pleasant reading, tho not addictive. I got what I wanted. Bye, bye.
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George Barna was raised and educated on the East Coast before moving to California in the early 1980s. He held executive positions in advertising, public policy, political campaigns, and media/marketing research before beginning his own company, the Barna Research Group (now The Barna Group), in 1984. The firm analyzes American culture and creates resources and experiences designed to facilitate m ...more