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The Myth of the Dying Church: How Christianity Is Actually Thriving in America and the World
Glenn T. Stanton
Baker Academic, 2019, 138 Pages
Is Christianity declining, even dying across North America, as the media and many pundits would have us believe? Globally, is it losing out to other religions, and especially not holding its own against Islam? And how about the so-called “nones” – those who claim no spiritual affiliation at all. Are they the dominant block of the future? Stanton, a professional researcher at Focus on the Family, digs into the research concerning spirituality in America, and globally, revealing the hope and truth about the vitality and future of the church. It is evident throughout the basis of the book – and his optimism about the Church – as revealed in the recent Pew research that he references over and over again.