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Barna is currently a professor at Arizona Christian University and Director of Research at the Cultural Research Center based at the university. His focus at ACU is worldview assessment and development, influential faith, and cultural transformation.
Barna has been the founder and leader of The Barna Group (1984-2009), Metaformation (2009 - present), and the American Culture and Faith Institute (2012-2018). Through those entities he has conducted groundbreaking research on worldview, cultural transformation, ministry applications, spiritual development, and politics. In addition to providing research and strategy for several hundred parachurch ministries, thousands of Christian churches, the U.S. military, and numerous non-profit and for-profit organizations, he has conducted polls and provided strategy input for four presidential candidates.
Barna has written or co-authored more than 50 books, mostly addressing cultural and religious trends, leadership, spiritual development, church dynamics, and cultural transformation. They include New York Times bestsellers and several award-winning books. His works have been translated into more than a dozen foreign languages.
His work is frequently cited as an authoritative source by the media and he has been named by various media as one of the nation's most influential Christian leaders.
Barna is a frequent speaker at ministry conferences around the world, sharing insights from his various research projects. In addition to his current role at Arizona Christian University, he previously taught at several universities and seminaries. Barna was also the teaching pastor of a large, multi-ethnic church; pastor of a house church; an elder in four churches; and has helped to start several churches.
After graduating summa cum laude from Boston College, Barna earned two Master's degrees from Rutgers University and received a doctorate from Dallas Baptist University.
George and his wife Nancy attended high school, college, and grad school together before marrying in 1978. They have three adopted daughters and three grandchildren, and currently live on the central California coast. He enjoys reading novels, performing and listening to music, viewing fine art, rooting for the Yankees and Lakers, experiencing the ocean, and playing with his grandchildren and dogs.
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As parents our deepest desire is to raise children who succeed in life. This is also our greatest challenge. How can we foster traits such as honesty, compassion, and dedication in young minds? How can we raise children who will love and serve God as adults? How can we develop future spiritual champions?
The Revolutionary Parenting Workbook and the Revolutionary Parenting Leader's Edition will help you create a plan for your family to do just that. Drawn from a landmark study of Christian twentysomethings and the parents who raised them, these resources are designed to help you build a solid foundation of faith in your child.
The Revolutionary Parenting Leader's Edition includes the complete Revolutionary Parenting Workbook, an eight-week journey to creating a parenting plan for your unique children. The Leader's Edition also incorporates additional, beneficial resources to enhance parents' and small group's experience with the Workbook.
Special Leader's Edition features include:
A DVD featuring George Barna with thought-provoking, 5-10 minute videos and discussion points to enhance each session
Helpful tips for facilitating a successful parenting small group
Questions to spark discussion with your spouse and other parents in your group
So whether you're the parent of a newborn, a teenager, or any age in between, join the revolution, and share a lasting legacy of faith with your children.
Drawing upon extensive data, renowned researcher and author George Barna predicts how this revolution will affect the organized church, how Christ's body of believers should react, and how individuals who are considering leaving (or those who have already left) can respond. For leaders working for positive change in the church, and for believers struggling to find a spiritual community and worship experience that resonates . . . get ready, because a revolution is here.
In this hopeful book, world-renowned researcher George Barna and nationally respected counselor Jimmy Myers offer parents a plan of action to raise healthy, godly children in a morally bankrupt culture. If the parents of this generation want to see their children grow up with their faith and consciences intact, they cannot afford to simply react, making it up as they go along. They must approach their responsibilities to parent their children with intentionality and consistency. This eye-opening book helps them do just that.
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 to help shape our culture?
With America at the Crossroads, bestselling author and cultural analyst George Barna turns his researcher's eye on the most significant trends of our moment in history, compiling and distilling the most salient information for busy readers who want to shape culture rather than allow it to shape them. Anyone who has felt overwhelmed by our swiftly changing times will appreciate Barna's extensive research and his "bottom line" approach.