America at the Crossroads

Explosive Trends Shaping America’s Future and What You Can Do about It

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American culture is changing faster than ever. George Barna tells you how, why, and what you can do to shape your future.

We live in a tumultuous time. Upheavals and reversals in culture, popular opinion, morality, race relations, socioeconomic status, and so much more have entire generations feeling off balance or out of touch. How do we keep pace with the breathtaking rate of change in our society when we can hardly find time to keep up with our racing newsfeeds? And in the face of such enormous cultural forces, is there anything we can do?

With America at the Crossroads, bestselling author and cultural analyst George Barna turns his researcher's eye to the most significant trends, compiling and distilling salient information for busy readers who want to shape culture rather than allow it to shape them.

If you've felt overwhelmed by our swiftly changing times, Barna's extensive research and "bottom-line" approach will help give you the solid ground you're looking for--and show you where we're heading next.


"America is at a crossroads, and this book will help us navigate the future with greater confidence, wisdom, and authority."--Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author and lead pastor, National Community Church

"The only way to make the best decisions for your future is to understand the trends of the present. America at the Crossroads is clear, practical, and ultimately hopeful. You owe it to yourself, your family, and your future to read this book."--Dr. John Townsend, New York Times bestselling author, leadership consultant, and psychologist

"America at the Crossroads offers a panoramic view of the progressive collapse of American society while Christians stand by and watch with seeming indifference. This book provides a necessary prescription focusing on defining a clear vision, restoring a biblical worldview, and embracing personal brokenness before God. How could America go wrong with such a strategy for the future?"--David Barton, historian, bestselling author, and founder of WallBuilders

"It's no news flash that American culture and values have undergone massive and unprecedented changes. In America at the Crossroads, George Barna dissects these major transformational changes and explores where we're likely headed next. Frankly, it doesn't matter whether we agree with all of his interpretations or prescriptions for turning the ship around. What matters most is that we get our heads out of the sand and honestly grapple with the hard facts and data he presents, because how we respond will shape the future of the church and American society as we know it."--Larry Osborne, author and pastor, North Coast Church


George Barna is the award-winning author of more than fifty books, including bestsellers such as Revolution, The Power of Vision, The Frog in the Kettle, and Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions. He is also founder of Barna Group, a leading research firm that specializes in faith-related surveys. He currently leads the American Culture & Faith Institute, which studies and influences faith and politics, as well as Metaformation, an organization designed to help people maximize their potential. George has led several churches and lives with his family on the central California coast.


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"George Barna has been tracking the subtleties and nuances of American culture for more than three decades. In this book he paints a vivid but sometimes disturbing portrait of a nation in turmoil, using the most current national statistics as his color palate. His work is a call to action for Christ followers--people born for such a time as this who must understand the signs of the times in order to know what do. America is at a crossroads, and this book will help us navigate the future with greater confidence, wisdom, and authority."

Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, lead pastor, National Community Church

"The only way to make the best decisions for your future is to understand the trends of the present. George Barna has summarized an enormous amount of data about Christianity and America that lays out all the important realities, positive and negative. America at the Crossroads is clear, practical, and ultimately hopeful. You owe it to yourself, your family, and your future to read this book."

Dr. John Townsend, New York Times bestselling author, leadership consultant, and psychologist

"America at the Crossroads is more than just a valuable and reliable collection of facts from Barna. It offers a panoramic view of the progressive collapse of American society while Christians stand by and watch with seeming indifference. His book provides a necessary prescription focusing on defining a clear vision, restoring a biblical worldview, and embracing personal brokenness before God. How could America go wrong with such a strategy for the future? Given the diagnosis laid out in this book, Crossroads provides a wise and much-needed action plan for reviving America."

David Barton, historian, bestselling author, and founder of WallBuilders

"It's no news flash that American culture and values have undergone massive and unprecedented changes. In America at the Crossroads, George Barna dissects these major transformational changes and explores where we're likely headed next. Frankly, it doesn't matter whether we agree with all of his interpretations or prescriptions for turning the ship around. What matters most is that we get our heads out of the sand and honestly grapple with the hard facts and data he presents, because how we respond will shape the future of the church and American society as we known it."

Larry Osborne, author and pastor, North Coast Church

"A fascinating look at where we are and where we are going in America. George goes inside and outside the church to give the reader a comprehensive study on what makes our country tick and what could be her demise should we not reverse our course. We don't need any more ignorant Christians, and George has done his part to make sure we don't have any."

Tim Wildmon, president, American Family Association

"Some of us remember the old E. F. Hutton commercials: 'When E. F. Hutton speaks, people listen.' I hardly need to say this, but 'when George Barna writes, wise people read it!' I have no idea how many times I have quoted George Barna. Some contend he is the most quoted Christian in the nation. Get the book. Don't put it on a shelf. Read it. Mark it up. Memorize the key pieces of information that can equip you to give perspective on contemporary culture. I will. When George writes, I read."

Dr. Jim Garlow, senior pastor, Skyline Church


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    George Barna

    George Barna currently serves as the executive director of the American Culture and Faith Institute, conducting research on governance, elections, worldview, and cultural transformation. He is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of...

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