Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites
Encouraging News about Evangelicals in America ^ ^According to the media, the church is rapidly shrinking, both in numbers and in effectiveness. But the good news is, much of the bad news is wrong. Sociologist Bradley R....
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Encouraging News about Evangelicals in America
^ ^According to the media, the church is rapidly shrinking, both in numbers and in effectiveness. But the good news is, much of the bad news is wrong. Sociologist Bradley R. E. Wright uncovers what's really happening in the church: evangelicals are more respected by secular culture now than they were ten years ago; divorce rates of Christians are lower than those of nonbelievers; Christians give more to charity than others do. Wright reveals to readers why and how statistics are distorted, and shows that God is still effectively working through his people today. ^
What if all the bad news you've been hearing about Christians isn't true? Here are some facts that may surprise you: " Evangelicals are more respected by society today than they were twenty years ago. " Divorce rates of Christian couples are lower than those of nonbelievers. " The percentage of young people who attend church has held steady over the past twenty years. All these statements are true, yet we've been told the opposite time and time again. Why is the church being misled? And what is the true state of Christianity in America today? Sociologist Brad Wright shatters popular myths by sifting through the best available data. He reveals how Christians are doing when it comes to everything from marriage and morality to church growth and public perception. While not all the news is good, it turns out there is a wealth of encouraging information that we're not being told. Get the truth behind the statistics you've been hearing and how the numbers are being manipulated, and discover what is really happening in American Christianity. "Buy this book and read it carefully. Then buy one more and give it to your best friend and ask that person to do the same thing. I hope this book goes viral because this book shows that there's lots of good news when it comes to the condition of the church in the West." Scot McKnight Karl A. Olsson, Professor in Religious Studies, North Park University "Amid the widespread, distorted, alarmist, and erroneous claims about American Christianity, it is always good to learn some basic, reliable facts. Brad Wright pulls together a lot of good ones in these pages to reconnect people to reality. Let us hope that the misinformed critics and alarmists pay attention." Christian Smith, Professor of Sociology, University of Notre Dame "This is an extremely needed book that is a delight to read." Rodney Stark Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences, Baylor University
Bradley R. E. Wright (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison) is Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Connecticut. He has contributed articles to many national journals and is the author of Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites...and Other Lies You've Been Told: A Sociologist Shatters Myths From the Secular and Christian Media.
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