This new book by Christian pollster George Barna gives the latest facts about what America believes and trends that shape our future. Of course, anybody but an ostrich is well aware that America is in a moral nosedive. Barna simply reveals the fact with facts.
But America at the Crossroads isn’t just a book about facts and forecasts— it also includes Barna’s nudge on what we can do about it.
Some of the most interesting of these facts were:
- 46% of adults are unchurched and yet 62% of these unchurched consider themselves to be Christian
- 67% of conservative Christians want their church to give them more teaching about politics and culturally relevant topics including sexual identity
Perhaps the most arresting quote I read from America at the Crossroads was this:
My six year study on how God transforms lives and what difference such transformation makes to the individual in the world they influence indicates that the absence of brokenness is the missing link between faith and impact.
Barna ends America at the Crossroads with the key challenge that stems from the fact that fewer than 10% of born-again Christians in the United States have a biblical worldview. What’s more, less than one out of every 20 Americans has adopted a biblical worldview you. This explains why our responses to life are not biblical!
Barna challenges us that change begins with each one of us individually — and so, we should recommit ourselves to living the biblical worldview we say we believe.
What gift to the body of Christ George Barna has been through these decades.