In George Barna's provocative new book he identifies seven major "faith tribes" he believes most affect and influence the direction of America's economy, politics and moral values. The Seven Faith Tribes documents who they are, what they are passionate about, what they believe, how they vote and why it matters. Most importantly, Barna details their potential to change America. Through in-depth study of these "tribes" (Captive Christians, Casual Christians, Jews, Mormons, Pantheists, Muslims & Skeptics) Barna research has identified potential strategies that, if employed by these groups, could facilitate the healing and restoration of American culture, and cultures all across the globe. A masterful analysis!
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Review 1 for The Seven Faith Tribes: Who They Are, What They Believe, and Why They Matter
Date:October 29, 2009
Very interesting and informative.I was pleased to see where I fit into the big picture.
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Review 2 for The Seven Faith Tribes: Who They Are, What They Believe, and Why They Matter
Where do I start? Barna's church viewpoints seem to change with each book. His latest looks like a full blown emergent ekklesia that is theologically and doctrinally empty. It is theological compromise of the the worst sort and bowing to a modern evangelical Baal.
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Review 3 for The Seven Faith Tribes: Who They Are, What They Believe, and Why They Matter
Date:June 3, 2009
I read this book in two sittings and wanted very much to like it. My biggest issue was his preoccupation with American destruction and calls for restoration. Unless I misread the gospels, the Kingdom of God movement is global and international and the most important thing to ever occur in world history. If America severely declines will the Christian faith perish? Christianity has been around almost 1800 years longer than the United States. What is the place of civil religion in Barna's book? Are we Americans first and Christians second? Apparently so, from my reading of this book. Barna's ideal of the seven tribes joining together to save America is weak. Much of the tribal descriptions tended toward the stereotypical, especially how groups voted in the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004. I did like the 20 shared values charting but it was poorly developed in the book itself. It would have been helpful to see more connection made between them and his 12 Commitments of Great Followers.