Sacred Exits by Patrick Henry Reardon

Sacred Exits

Quitting Church: Why the Faithful Are Fleeing and What to Do About It
by Julia Duin
Baker Books, 2008
(186 pages, $19.99, hardcover)

reviewed by Patrick Henry Reardon

For the past several years I have had the sense that Evangelicalism in America is falling on hard times, but the impression was general, and there was no opportunity to research the subject. Julia Duin, Religion Editor for The Washington Times, has now produced a concise but well-documented study that gives substance to that impression.

Joining extensive collections of statistical data with insights drawn from numerous personal interviews and many visits to individual congregations, she explores the reaso . . .