With the spectacular successes of churches like Saddleback Community Church in Lake Forest, California, amongst others, churches all over the world are buying into the market-driven philosophy of church growth and expansion. But what price have these churches paid in order to fill their pews with scores of people? Is the market-driven phenomenon comparable to such historic movements as the Evangelical Revival? Or has the church lost its culture wars? Gilley contends that the church has indeed lost the war, so much so that the influences of culture have become influences in the church. This book, now in its second edition, fully updated and revised with additional material, is a serious and timely call for churches to return to their scriptural roots ...before it is too late! 1 older 2007 edition on sale.