Already Gone Has Arrived

May 26, 2009

[The following post was originally published in Ken Ham’s personal blog, “Around the World with Ken Ham.” Ken is the founder and president of Answers in Genesis and the author of numerous books, including Already Gone published byMaster Books.]

Yesterday I was thrilled to receive the first copy of Already Gone sent from the binder last night.

Already Gone

Already Gone

Ken Ham, co-author of Already Gone

Ken Ham, co-author of Already Gone

As I have stated in other blogs, I believe this is the most important book I have ever participated in. On the back cover is written:

If you look around in your church today, two-thirds of the young people who are sitting among us have already left in their hearts: soon they will be gone for good. This is the alarming conclusion from America’s Research Group led by respected researcher Britt Beemer. The results may unnerve you—they may shake long-held assumptions to the core—but these results need to be taken seriously by the church. Already Gone reveals:

· Why America’s churches have lost an entire generation of believers

· The views of 1,000 twenty-somethings, solidly raised in the church but no longer attending—and their reasons why

· Relevant statistical data effectively teamed with powerful apologetics

The study found that we are losing our church kids in elementary, middle school, and high school rather than mostly in college, and the “Sunday school syndrome” is contributing to the epidemic, rather than helping alleviate it. This is an alarming wake-up call for the church, showing how our programs and our approaches to Christian education are failing … and our children are paying the price. Though the statistics reveal a huge disconnect taking place between our children and their church experience, Already Gone shows how to fight back for our families, our churches, and our world. We can make a difference today that will affect the statistics of tomorrow in a positive and Christ-focused way!

Case Lots of Already Gone

You can order Already Gone from the AiG website ($12.99 each)—but please consider ordering case lots (only $4.99 each for a case of 48) and handing this book out to as many in your church (including all your church leaders) as you can. Bulk stocks arrive in AiG’s warehouse on Wednesday—the book should be available in the Creation Museum bookstore by Thursday.

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