I mentioned this book the other day on SBC OUTPOST.
Understanding what the Earth will look like in the future.
This book is a must for anyone who wants to understand global demography. This is important. To know how the Earth's population will be organized in the future will affect how we as Baptist's carry out missions.
From Publishers Weekly....
Wattenberg (The Real America; The Birth Dearth), predicts that after peaking in the next decades, the rate will drop sharply. Wattenbergâ€™s book examines these numbers, their causes and their ramifications. Keeping his statistics comprehensible to the demographic novice, he makes a strong case against environmentalist praise of depopulation and skillfully analyzes the economic and social situations that might occur if his predictions play out. However, as Wattenberg surveys the reasons behind declining fertility rates, his arguments take an assertive turn. Wattenberg bemoans abortion, women who put careers before children, homosexuality and co-habitation without marriageâ€”all with little of the statistical analysis that bolsters his initial arguments. Wattenberg himself says, "straightforward demographic numbers can engender mighty arguments."
posted by Arkansas Razorbaptist at 5/02/2006 10:47:00 AM