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ISBN: 9780890515297
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When you look around your church, how many twenty-somethings do you see? KenHam and Britt Beemer try to explain in their book why kids are quitting thechurch. They offer some very thought-provoking statistics which are the resultof hours and hours of research along with interviews and statements by youngpeople. We are losing many of our children as early as the elementary schoolages, and it has nothing to do with how they are schooled. Young people frompublic schools, private schools, and homeschooled families are walking awayfrom the church Why? The explanation given in this book will surprise you.According to the authors, this epidemic is a result of a failing system withinour churches causing a huge chasm between our children and church. It isn'tenough to be alarmed; we have to move to action. Mr. Ham and Mr. Beemer offersuggestions on how we can make a difference and stop the spread of thisepidemic. Whether you agree with the causes stated by the authors in this book,I think we would all agree that we are losing our young people to the ways ofthe world. As Christians we all need to help redirect our youth and rebuild thefuture church.

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When you look around your church, how many twenty-somethings do you see? Ken Ham and Britt Beemer try to explain here why kids are quitting the church. They offer some very thought-provoking statistics which are the result of hours and hours of research along with interviews and statements by young people. We are losing many of our children as early as the elementary school ages, and it has nothing to do with how they are schooled. Young people from public, private, and home school families are walking away from the church - Why? The explanation given in this book will surprise you. According to the authors, this epidemic is a result of a failing system within our churches causing a huge chasm between our children and church. It isn't enough to be alarmed; we have to move to action. Mr. Ham and Mr. Beemer offer suggestions on how we can make a difference and stop the spread of this epidemic. Whether you agree with the causes stated by the authors in this book, I think we would all agree that we are losing our young people to the ways of the world. As Christians we all need to help redirect our youth and rebuild the future church. This thought-provoking book is also available on an unabridged audio CD. Engagingly read by Isaac Waring and recorded on 4 CDs, the audio runs 3 hours and 26 minutes (see our website).




Primary Subject
Bible
Grade
AD
ISBN
9780890515297
Author
Ken Ham & Britt Beemer
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Master Book Publishers
Weight
0.6 (lbs.)
Dimensions
9.0" x 6.0" x 0.5"
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The book starts with pictures of churches in England who have been turned into a theater restaurant or a Sikh Temple It gives us a background of what happened in Europe for the churches And it tells us that the epidemic is right at our doors in North America and I�m not talking about the H1N1 virus�Unfortunately many young adults are spiritually disengaged these days Many think this disengagement happens suddenly during the college years but this book will open your eyes and make you consider the real statistics Answer In Genesis decided to do a survey to determine who was leaving why they were leaving and what could be done about it to prevent the churches in North America to experience the same fate as the ones in England Already Gone is the result of this survey And believe me when I say you might be shocked at the answers The reasons might not be the ones you are expecting�The authors identify the reasons why so many young people will leave the church � even though they were raised in it They will also present some solutions in the last chapters to help parents Christian educators youth leaders and the pastors of the churches In most chapters Britt Beemer who specialized in human behavior and is behind the survey comments on the subject You will also learn interesting information about Sunday school and its origins the impact of music in church and what people are really looking for� Have you ever heard of the term �church hoppers� � when you read this book it will give you a new perspective and you will understand that people are searching for the meat in the message�While I was reading about the fact that false information could be given to children when they are in the hands of 3rd party I suddenly remembered something that my own mother told me My mom was raised in the Catholic Church back in the late 40s-50s She experienced the catechism classes A priest teaching one day told them that the stories in the Old Testament never really happened but were written to make the reader understand about some lessons that God wanted to give When she told us that we looked at her and asked her if she was serious She was and it�s sad� Not only was she deceived but others present in that class as well I totally agree with the authors when they affirm that the responsibility of the parents is to teach about the truth of the Bible to their children This shouldn�t be delegated to another person even from within the church Parents need to be more involved in the lives of their kids I�m glad I am homeschooling I am also glad that we can have access to biblical curriculum that we can use in our school time My kids know where the dinosaurs were during the flood while many still believe that they disappeared during a volcano or meteor shower I am convinced that the authors are proposing to create a revolution and to step up to the plate and re-instate Genesis in the learning process of our children They also give a plan for the parents Christian educators youth leaders and pastors This revolution needs to be injected at ALL levels of the church As a family we want to visit the Creation Museum some day In the meantime we will try as much as we can to teach the truth to our kids and help them to stand up for what they believe and be able to express their points of view Everyone needs to be able to explain why they believe what they believe at any age It�s fundamental!Already Gone concludes by presenting more churches which have been transformed � an Historical Society a business or a musical instrument superstore� This time not in Europe but in the US; more specifically in New England It�s sad to see that the epidemic has reached our countries I know that it is happening as well in Canada since in Quebec the Catholic Church had to sell some of their churches who were struggling simply because they couldn�t afford to repair them The result? Some are transformed as condos�Are you willing to do something? If so I strongly recommend that you read Already Gone so that you can help preventing the loss of the flock�Already Gone sold more than 45000 copies in 45 days I think it is a sign that many want to help in stopping the epidemic
June 3, 2010

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