Today's Most Troubling Trends about Faith and Culture in America
We live in a tumultuous time. Upheavals and reversals in culture, popular opinion, morality, race relations, socioeconomic status, and so much more have entire generations feeling off balance or out of touch. How do we keep pace with the breathtaking rate of change in our society when we can hardly find time to keep up with our racing newsfeeds? And in the face of such enormous cultural forces, is there anything we can do to help shape our culture?
With America at the Crossroads, bestselling author and cultural analyst George Barna turns his researcher's eye on the most significant trends of our moment in history, compiling and distilling the most salient information for busy readers who want to shape culture rather than allow it to shape them. Anyone who has felt overwhelmed by our swiftly changing times will appreciate Barna's extensive research and his "bottom line" approach.
- This book was only five hours!?!
The reader was fine. No issues, clear audio. I listened at 1.75 speed though. The book was full of statistics. And what I like about it is, it sounded like it was well-researched and just sharing the facts. The facts though are quite depressing. So for me, the format is: depressing fact, depressing fact, depressing fact, interesting statement about fact's implication, depressing fact, depressing fact, depressing fact, suggestion about what could cause a shift in the trend, depressing fact, depressing fact & repeat. This is all the way to the last chapter where the book finally summarizes conclusions based on these facts and says that people should commit themselves to Christ more fully if they want to positively impact our culture. Overall, it was a lot of "what we're dealing with" -- well-researched and organized, but little "how to respond" and even that, is thrown in at the very end. I liked the info, but I wouldn't want to sit through it again.
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