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Quitting Church Why the Faithful Are Fleeing and What to Do about It

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ISBN-10: 0801068231

ISBN-13: 9780801068232

Edition: 2008

Authors: Julia Duin

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Several recent studies reveal that churches across America are hemorrhaging--they are losing members at a life-threatening rate. Intrigued and disturbed by what appears to be an epidemic, Julia Duin, a religion reporter for the Washington Times, amassed research on the issue, interviewed many who have left church, and attended numerous churches in hopes of making sense of this phenomenon.Quitting Church reveals the startling findings of her research. It explains to church leaders why this mass exodus is happening--and what can be done to reverse it. Beginning with the cold, hard facts, Duin then takes readers through a number of issues that influence a person's decision to leave the church,…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Baker Books
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

The Flood Outward: Why So Many Good People Are Leavingp. 9
The Irrelevant Church: Give Them a Reason to Be Herep. 27
Searching for Community: What We Really Wish Church Could Bep. 47
Emergence and Resurgence: Adjusting to the Twenty-first Centuryp. 67
The Loneliest Number: Why Singles over Thirty-five Are Saying Good-byep. 83
Not So Solid Teaching: Why Christians Cannot Exit the Obstetrics Wardp. 101
Is the Pastor the Problem?: Or Is the Whole System Broken?p. 117
The Other Sex: Why Many Women Are Fed Upp. 135
Bewildered Charismatics: Looking for the Spirit in a Parched Landp. 151
Bringing Them Back: If They Want to Comep. 169
Sourcesp. 181
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