Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Survey: Major Christian Leaders Largely Unknown in America

A new Barna report revealed most Americans are unfamiliar with some of the nation's leading Christian ministers, including evangelical pastor and bestselling author Rick Warren.

Warren's The Purpose Driven Life is reportedly the biggest selling non-fiction book in U.S. history, aside from the Bible. He heads one of the largest megachurches in the nation - Saddleback Community Church - and is publicized by media around the world. The survey released Monday, however, found that 72 percent of adults say they have never heard of him.

The megachurch pastor is also unknown among born again Christians with 63 percent saying they have never heard of him.

"These figures may be another indicator that millions of Christians invest more of their mental energy in cultural literacy than in biblical literacy."

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