Trade Ed. ChristianAudio 2008
CD ISBN 978-1-59644-577-2 $26.98 Seven CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Kinnaman is president of the Barna Group, a research and marketing group in service to the Christian ministry. He and Lyons attempt to employ statistics in presenting a numerically informed understanding of current Christianity and the trends within it, specifically those that involve young adults. However, their shortsightedness is evident in their reliance on apparent facts to undergird scripture instead of letting the biblical texts form the foundation for statistical interpretation. While much of what they reveal is true within the framework of their approach, such an approach is in itself unobjective—and outside of the broader eternal context of scripture. Lloyd James narrates well but fails to differentiate between the authors' words and those of the many Christian authors woven throughout the book, leaving the listener to guess where the text leaves off and a quote begins. The listener becomes even more confused when two quotes are placed next to each other. S.M.M. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2009]
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