Loving Them Back, Leading Them Home: Any Church Is Only One Generation Away from Extinction
This book was originally published as:
Gane, A. B. (2010). Loving them back, leading them home: Any church is only one generation away from extinction. Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald Publishing Association.
Why do they leave?
Is there anything the church can do to prevent them from turning away, or to bring them back once they’ve left? Is there anything I can do?
You probably know people who have left the church. Maybe you know why they walked away, but more likely you don’t. But you do care. And that’s why this book is in your hands.
Barry Gane explores the reasons so many young people decide to leave, considers the complexities of the adolescent mind, addresses the stages of faith development, and offers effective strategies for reclaiming missing youth.
A word of caution: Read this book only if you’re willing to take action. Wooing young people back to the church will cost you time and energy, and demand significant change — just as it did the shepherd Jesus told us about who braved the dark night to find one lost sheep. [from publisher's web site]
Gane, A Barry, "Loving Them Back, Leading Them Home: Any Church Is Only One Generation Away from Extinction" (2010). Theology Books. 28.