Monday, March 1, 2010

Book Review: Already Gone by Ken Ham

Book Description:
If you look around in your church today, two-thirds of the young people who are sitting among us have already left in their hearts; soon they will be gone for good.
This is the alarming conclusion from a study Answers in Genesis commissioned from America's Research Group, led by respected researcher Britt Beemer. The results may unnerve you - they may shake long-held assumptions to the core-but these results need to be taken seriously by the church. Already Gone reveals:

Why America's churches have lost an entire generation of believers

The views of 1,000 twenty-somethings, solidly raised in the church but no longer attending-and their reasons why

Relevant statistical data effectively teamed with powerful apologetics

The study found that we are losing our kids in elementary, middle school, and high school rather than college, and the Sunday school syndrome is contributing to the epidemic, rather than helping alleviate it. This is an alarming wake-up call for the church, showing how our programs and our children are paying the price. Though the statistics reveal a huge disconnect taking place between our children and their church experience, Already Gone shows how to fight back for our families, our churches, and our world. We can make a difference today that will affect the statistics of tomorrow in a positive and Christ-focused way!

My thoughts:
I picked up Already Gone: Why your kids will quit church and what you can do to stop it by Ken Ham & Britt Beemer last summer while on vacation. Already Gone is a very sobering and thought provoking book. The book is split into two part--the first covering the the hows and whys of our children leaving the church and the second half where he offers solutions. Even though Already Gone is not a thick book it is full of information that will probably require a reread on my part. This is an important book for our times and one not to be missed, especially if you have children or work with children in your church.

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