Top-Selling 2nd Place on

June 23, 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 by Master Books.]

On Monday, June 22, “Gunny G Online” reported WorldNetDaily released its newest “WND Best-Sellers” list. In second place is Already Gone by Ken Ham and Britt Beemer warning of the catastrophic loss of young adults from America’s evangelical Christian churches.

“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?” the book asks.

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 a surprising source for this exodus.

The book suggests a “Sunday school syndrome” is contributing, by focusing on inspiration and morality of Bible stories rather than how to defend the authority of God’s Word.

“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.


One Response to “Top-Selling 2nd Place on”

  1. lauren Says:

    there is another reason why they are already gone & disillusioned. it is because everyone just sits around in church and doesn’t DO anything. faith without works is dead. the young people are TIRED of the excess, looking out for number 1, hell and damnation stuff. look at the lyrics to hillsong united’s “hosanna.” look at IJM. look at “instead of a show” by jon foreman, lyrics from Isaiah. that says it all about this new generation. praise God they care more about walking how Jesus actually walked than loud sermons that keep everyone in their pews.

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