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Barna, George

Overview
Works: 231 works in 453 publications in 6 languages and 11,040 library holdings
Genres: Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Forecasts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BR526, 262.0017
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Most widely held works by George Barna
The seven faith tribes : who they are, what they believe, and why they matter by George Barna( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Barna identifies, describes, and analyzes seven major "faith tribes" (Captive Christians, Casual Christians, Jews, Mormons, Pantheists, Muslims, and Skeptics) in America--documenting who they are, what they believe, how they vote, and what they are passionate about. --from publisher description
Pagan Christianity? : exploring the roots of our church practices by Frank Viola( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have you ever wondered why we Christians do what we do for church every Sunday morning? Why do we "dress up" for church? Why does the pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples, choirs, and seminaries? This volume reveals the startling truth: most of what Christians do in present-day churches is not rooted in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the apostles. Coauthors Frank Viola and George Barna support their thesis with compelling historical evidence in the first-ever book to document the full story of modern Christian church practices
Revolution by George Barna( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The controversy fueled by George Barna's current best-seller, Revolution, has raised many questions about the nature of the people the California-based researcher labels "revolutionaries." Defined as born again people who have made their faith in God the highest priority in their life, who believe that their faith has greatly transformed their life, and who often express and experience their faith through alternative forms the Church, Barna this week released additional data about the beliefs, practices and lifestyle of revolutionaries in comparison to those who fit a more tame spiritual profile. Revolutionaries possess some attributes that fail to distinguish them from other born again Christians. For instance, they are just as likely to embrace new technology, view movies just as often, a similar proportion of them are overweight, and equivalent percentages of the two groups consider themselves to live a simple life, to feel at peace, and to be in control of their life. Even in the spiritual realm, they have identical profiles when it comes to the frequency of fasting and how often they talk to non-believers about faith matters. However, Barna also outlined four areas in which revolutionaries are substantially different than other born again adults, and vastly different from adults who are not born again: Integration of Faith in Life, Divergent Beliefs, Faith Focus, Transformation Is Evident
Lessons from San Quentin : everything I needed to know about life I learned in prison by Bill Dallas( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and German and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The CEO of Church Communications Network wraps his story of going to prison around the core principles of life he learned there. With coauthor Barna, a researcher and cultural critic, Dallas tells stories of people he meets in San Quentin prison; the group he learns the most from are the Lifers, those sentenced to life terms in prison. One of the long-term men Dallas meets who shapes his experiences is Vy Le, a Vietnamese immigrant who conquered revenge through a relationship with Jesus that began in an isolation cell. A central feature in the book is a section in each chapter with principles that center on humility, determination and trust in God
User friendly churches : what Christians need to know about the churches people love to go to by George Barna( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The frog in the kettle : what Christians need to know about life in the year 2000 by George Barna( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides what Christians need to know about life in the year 2000. In just a few years, we will enter the 21st century. And life as we know it will have radically changed. But those changes won't come all at once. They'll come subtly and imperceptibly. And that's what makes the coming changes so dangerous. Like a frog in a slowly boiling kettle of water, the church has found itself in an environment that is gradually changing. And that environment could become life-threatening if we don't stay aware of the changes and how to respond. Because if we don't know what people's needs are and how to meet them, we run the risk of getting in the way of God's life-giving message. - Jacket flap
The cause within you : finding the one great thing you were created to do in this world by Matthew Barnett( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether we realize it or not, each of us was created for a great cause--and we will never be truly fulfilled until we find and pursue it. Matthew Barnett, son of a well-known megachurch pastor, discovered his great cause when he relinquished his dream of building a big, successful church like his father's and began listening for God's dream for his life. Sensing that God was calling him to serve the poor and powerless of Los Angeles, Matthew founded the Dream Center, a beacon of hope for homeless families, drug addicts, abused women and children, victims of human trafficking, teen runaways, gang members, and many others whose lives were filled with brokenness. If you are hungry for a life full of passion instead of apathy; if you are ready to use your specific gifts and abilities to make a mark on the world; if you need to be reminded that God loves you and has a plan for your life--The Cause Within You is the book that can change everything. Through his own story and the stories of others whose lives have been transformed, Matthew Barnett will lead you to the cause of your lifetime
The second coming of the church by George Barna( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this "blueprint for survival," Christian sociologist George Barna evaluates the moral and spiritual decline of society and the corresponding stagnation within the Church. Using hard data, Barna unveils the status quo and argues convincingly that the Church must re-invent itself or face virtual oblivion by the mid-21st century
The power of vision : how you can capture and apply God's vision for your ministry by George Barna( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Chinese and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vision is the insight God provides to instruct you and direct your paths. And unless you have that clear picture--from Him of where you're headed, your chances of a successful journey are severely limited, at best
Marketing the church by George Barna( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and Korean and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transforming children into spiritual champions by George Barna( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the simplest terms, cultivating a biblical worldview means learning to think and act like Jesus. But how can the Church--and parents--teach children something their own parents didn't know how to teach them? Many parents have never had early spiritual training, so they look to the church to provide it for their children. The problem is, churches usually focus on teens and adults--failing to realize that a child's moral development is set by the age of nine. The answer? George Barna says that churches must begin now to come alongside parents and equip them to provide their children--at the earliest age possible--with biblical precepts that will protect them from a barrage of worldly ideas and teaching that is hostile to the biblical worldview"--Cover page 4
The Barna report : what Americans believe : what people in our nation are thinking about God, religion, and the Christian faith by George Barna( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of the American family by George Barna( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evangelism that works : how to reach changing generations with the unchanging gospel by George Barna( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index of leading spiritual indicators by George Barna( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Barna provides an overview of the facts and trends indicating a radical change in the spiritual landscape of our country. A compact, yet comprehensive tool for church leaders who seek to be "in touch" with the growing non-Christian population
Turnaround churches : how to overcome barriers to growth and bring new life to an established church by George Barna( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Korean and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to overcome barriers to growth and bring new life to an established church
Today's pastors : a revealing look at what pastors are saying about themselves, their peers, and the pressures they face by George Barna( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A step-by-step guide to church marketing : breaking ground for the harvest by George Barna( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is marketing biblical? Although the word "marketing" never appears in the Bible, the Bible is filled with examples of successful marketers: Solomon, Joshua, Nehemiah, and Paul, to name just a few. As you'll see in this book, these dynamic men of God had the ability to identify people's needs and then find the best ways to meet them. Jesus told his followers to do the same -- to bring his message to people in a way they could understand and relate to. That's the heart of marketing. And those principles can be immensely useful as you take part in God's work here on earth. It's time to move beyond the question of whether or not marketing is a biblical practice. The real question is whether your church can afford not to use such a powerful andd readily available tool. - Back cover
Generation next : what you need to know about today's youth by George Barna( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vital signs : emerging social trends and the future of American Christianity by George Barna( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The seven faith tribes : who they are, what they believe, and why they matter
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Pagan Christianity? : exploring the roots of our church practicesRevolutionLessons from San Quentin : everything I needed to know about life I learned in prisonThe cause within you : finding the one great thing you were created to do in this worldThe second coming of the churchThe power of vision : how you can capture and apply God's vision for your ministryTransforming children into spiritual championsEvangelism that works : how to reach changing generations with the unchanging gospel