In America at the Crossroads George Barna draws on the latest research to explore how America has changed and what that might hold for the future.
Barna explores the changes and devlopments in the faith and spirituality of Americans. From his research we can see that even those who have biblical principals will find greater difficulty from the surrounding culture which is becoming rapidly postChristian. We seen in his section on the political helps shed light on this present election year as to why it is so polarized and why there is so much dissatisfaction with politicians. In the third section we see the change in overall priorities which has an impact on issues such as birthrates, view of institutions, and retirement.The final section charts a course of Christian engagement and cultural transformation.
I think this book will help pastors and other leaders understand how the larger culture has changed. Often times we are like the frog and the kettle completely unaware that the water is coming to a boil. I commend Barna for acknowledging how many of the changes we are experiencing are reflective of the judgment of God, anyone who doubts that should compare the recent transpiring events of our culture to Romans 1. Barna helpfully reminds readers while we have a responsibility to act, to be salt and light, God is the only who can change our country.
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