The Collapse of the “Christian” Bookstore

Highly Disposable Books


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September 04, 2017

What is the deal with the collapse of the Christian bookstore business? While other brick and mortar bookstores have lost 20% of their business, Christian bookstores fell off by 75% since the 1990s. We provide several reasons why Christian bookstores are failing. People are just leaving the faith and churches. What are they leaving? There is a lack of gravitas and seriousness about the faith. We distinguish between the schlocky, disposable books and those books that are worth keeping in your library. Compare Robert Schuller’s books to Martin Lloyd-Jones’ books. Why is it that Joel Osteen’s books will be on the bargain book bin inside of about 2 years, but we’re still reading Pilgrim’s Progress?

This program includes:

1. Generations with Kevin Swanson

2. The World View in 5 Minutes with Adam McManus (Harvey - Most Expensive Hurricane Ever, The Nashville Statement Signed by J.I. Packer and Others, Christian Mom Banned from Twitter for Biblical Views)

About Your Host, Kevin Swanson

Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.