REVIEW: “Already Gone” by Ken Ham and Britt Beemer

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A very interesting look at the ‘epidemic’ of the churches in our country losing the younger generation. The authors surveyed 1000 kids in evangelical circles that were regular attendants in their younger years, but have since left the Church. They wanted to know why, and how to reverse this growing trend. What they found is somewhat shocking.
 
For me, I just found a lot of this data to be very true. I could relate to a lot of their findings, as I myself have been struggling with “church” for many years. So a lot of this book was just really insightful to me. It was also helpful to me, though, as a parent of two young children… it was a sort of “wake up call” about what I need to be doing for my own kids and their faith.
 
The only thing I didn’t like about this book was that a good portion of it just felt like a platform for Mr. Ham to promote his Answers in Genesis organization, and his Creation Museum project. It felt very promotional to me, especially in the chapter, “The Ready Defense“.
 
Either way, I still think this book is interesting, and the first person I’ll be passing it along to is my pastor. 😉
Rated: B-

0 Replies to “REVIEW: “Already Gone” by Ken Ham and Britt Beemer”

  1. The data/survey portion is interesting to me, because I am in the same boat, although for me it’s Roman Catholicism. I don’t think there’s any help for that.
    Still a good oedea though. Good review Miz B.

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