George Barna, founder of the research group, The Barna Group, His research for this book lead him to identify three dominant models of parenting: parenting by default, experimental parenting and revolutionary parenting. He claims that this book is not like other parenting books. It is not a list of do’s and don’t’s for parents. Rather it is lessons learned from the research and interviews with more than 10,00 people. And there are plenty of lessons for both parents and church leaders as we work together to raise spiritual champions.
So what is a spiritual champion? Barna describes a spritual champion as “an irrepressible follower of Jesus Christ who accepts the Bible as truth,lives by its principles, and seeks ways to impact the world and continually deepen his or her relationship with God.”