Already Gone Book and DVD Bundle
By Ken Ham and Britt Beemer
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Already Gone (Paperback) Product Description
Research shows that an alarming number of young adults are leaving church in middle school and high school. Over 60 percent of children who grow up in the church will leave it as young adults. Why is there a massive exodus at such a young age? Ken Ham and Brit Beemer have done the research and found the answer.
Ham, president of Answers in Genesis and the acclaimed new Creation Museum, and Beemer, chairman of America’s Research Group, surveyed 1,000 young adults who have left churches and found both their reasons for leaving and a surprising source for this exodus.
The book states that there are two groups in these young people: one that never attends church and does not plan to attend, and one that attends only on holidays and may attend once they have children. The first group is skeptical of biblical authority, and the second is disillusioned with the church in general.
Their research concludes that “Sunday school syndrome” is contributing to the epidemic rather than helping alleviate it. Sunday school tends to focus on inspiration and morality of Bible stories, rather than how to defend the authority of the Bible. The “Bible stories” told in Sunday school are separated from “hard facts.” As a result, children will turn to school books for facts and answers, instead of the Bible. "Already Gone" argues that if a child is unable to defend the historicity and fact of Genesis, then he or she will quickly be disillusioned with the church. “Ultimately, if we are unable to defend Genesis, we have allowed the enemy to attack our Christian faith and undermine the very first book of the Bible,” the book says.
T.A. McMahon, executive director of The Berean Call, believes the failure to keep evangelical youth interested in and excited about the Bible is a consequence of abandoning teaching them in favor of trying to entertain them. "Already Gone" shows how simply trying to entertain children with nice music and fun programs does not give a solid foundation for young Christians. What people need is good, sound teaching of the Bible.
This bestseller provides valid research on the issue, calls for a revolution in the church and shows how to fight back to protect our families and churches.
About the Author
Since moving to America in 1987, Australian science teacher and biblical apologist Ken Ham has become one of the most in-demand Christian conference speakers and talk show guests. Ham is founder and president of Answers in Genesis-U.S., creator of the highly acclaimed Creation Museum (with over 1.5 million visitors in four years) and visionary behind the construction of a full-size Noah’s Ark.
Ham has appeared on “CBS News: Sunday Morning,” “The NBC Nightly News” with Brian Williams, “The PBS News Hour” with Jim Lehrer, Fox’s “The O’Reilly Factor” and “Fox and Friends in the Morning,” CNN’s “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer, ABC’s Good Morning America and the BBC. He has authored and co-authored many books on creation science, including “How Do We Know the Bible Is True?” “Already Gone: Why Your Kids Will Quit Church and What You Can Do to Stop It” and, for the little ones, “What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?”
He and his wife Mally reside in the Cincinnati area. They have five children and nine grandchildren.
- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group/Master Books (May 28, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0890515298
- ISBN-13: 978-0890515297
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
Already Gone (DVD) Product Description
The next generation is already calling it quits on traditional church; and it's not just happening on the nominal fringe, but within the most solid "Bible-believing" churches.
Listen in as Ken Ham discusses the profound cultural changes taking place in our Western world, how God's Word is rejected and man's fallible ideas are welcomed. Ken relates some of the shocking statistics presented in the book "Already Gone" that reveal the reasons why young people are leaving church and abandoning the faith of their parents. Ages 15 & up.
- Running Time: 43 minutes
- Region: Region 1 (Canada and USA only)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: DVD
- Vendor: Answers In Genesis
- Publication Date: 2009
- UPC: 881994003716
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