The Future Church: How Ten Trends Are Revolutionizing the Catholic Church

by John L. Allen Jr. Image Books, 2012.

This resource looks at current trends in the Catholic church, suggests directions for its future, and offers possibilities for its transformation.


world church, evangelical catholicism, Islam, new demography, expanding lay roles, biotech revolution, globalization, ecology, multipolarism, pentecostalism

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Understand what is driving trends and what influences the Catholic Church by reading the "What's Happening" section of each chapter.
  • Initiate a conversation about the future of the Catholic Church by studying this resource in a small group setting.

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