“There is nothing new in the problems we face right now as individuals or as a nation,” say historian David Barton and social-science researcher George Barna. “The problems are new only to this generation. And the solutions do not really change, either.”
Barton and Barna claim, however, that America’s problems have reached a critical stage—the United States is entering its own “Dark Ages.”
Other once-great nations walked the same path we are traversing today, only to discover it led to their demise. Of course, we have convinced ourselves that we are different—that we are enlightened and sophisticated and will blaze a trail to new heights of human experience.
Such self-deception is a common trait of declining societies. But, it is not too late for our nation say the authors and they give a unique and insightful analysis of where we have come from, where we are today, and where we need to go if America is to stop its downward spiral.
David Barton is perhaps the world’s foremost authority on America’s true, Christian roots and author of numerous books. A featured speaker at the inaugural Reclaiming America for Christ conference in 1994, he was a frequent TV and radio guest of Dr. D. James Kennedy over the years. Barton is also the founder and president of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes.
Co-author George Barna has been measuring the religious pulse of American culture for decades. Barna is the founder of The Barna Group and the best-selling author of forty-nine books. He has worked in ministry, marketing, media development, research, and politics, and has been cited as “the most quoted person in the Christian church today” due to his extensive study and research of current trends in Christianity in America.
Together, Barton and Barna uncover America’s moral and spiritual foundations and investigate why we are now in critical decline. They not only cut to the heart of America’s current illness—they prescribe the cure for making her healthy again.
U-Turn: Restoring America to the Strength of its Roots includes a detailed roadmap for America’s restoration, starting with “full dependence on God and a determination to do things His way” and including a multi-phased plan to turn families, churches, and government back our Christian roots.