Religion and Spirituality in America: The Ultimate Teen Guide

Religion and Spirituality in America: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Kathlyn Gay
     
 

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The United States has more religious groups than any other country in the world. Religion and Spirituality in America: The Ultimate Teen Guide provides an introduction to some of the diverse religious practices, traditions, and expressions in the United States and focuses on how teenagers view their particular religious faith (or lack of it), what they believe,

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The United States has more religious groups than any other country in the world. Religion and Spirituality in America: The Ultimate Teen Guide provides an introduction to some of the diverse religious practices, traditions, and expressions in the United States and focuses on how teenagers view their particular religious faith (or lack of it), what they believe, what conflicts they encounter, and how they relate to others whose religions differ from theirs. This book is designed for the inquisitive youth searching for answers to life's most difficult questions related to religion and spirituality. Whether these young people are well into their teen years or just entering them, they will gravitate to this book because of its direct, up-to-date information, riveting teen views, and lively illustrations. Besides highlighting singular facts, author Kathlyn Gay offers the latest reading lists, web sites, and an index for quick reference. Perfect for browsing, there's loads of expert information to help parents, guardians, and especially teens understand and respect the vast religious differences that exist in the United States.

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Reference and Research Book News
About 40 percent of today's teenagers are curious enough about religion and spirituality to visit faith-based websites each month, and this series of narratives and points of fact punctuated with explanatory text helps by describing a range of beliefs and their applications, focusing on learning and tolerance. It describes the religious diversity now in the US, the concept of the separation of church and state, the relationship between religion and politics, religious restrictions and protections, religion in everyday life, religious rites of passage most closely associated with the teen years, lesser-known belief systems such as Wicca, what agnostics and atheists believe, and the process of getting to know others' beliefs.
International Journal Of Children's Spirituality
It affords readers access to sound knowledge and challenges them to pursue further discovery....A worthy...attempt to provide thoughtful, up-to-date resources to support teenagers in the United States on their quests for religious understanding.
— Lisa Kimball, 2009
International Journal Of Children's Spirituality - Lisa Kimball
It affords readers access to sound knowledge and challenges them to pursue further discovery....A worthy...attempt to provide thoughtful, up-to-date resources to support teenagers in the United States on their quests for religious understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810855083
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Series:
It Happened to Me Series, #15
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 10.13(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Kathlyn Gay is the author of more than one hundred books that focus on social and environmental issues, culture, history, communication, and sports for a variety of audiences. A full-time freelance author, Gay has also published hundreds of magazine features and stories, plays, and promotional materials, and she has written and contributed to encyclopedias, teachers' manuals, and textbooks.

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