Righteous: Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement

Righteous: Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement

by Lauren Sandler
     
 

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Illuminating, often troubling, and unapologetically frank, Righteous is dynamic young journalist Lauren Sandler's report from the nexus of religious fundamentalism and youth culture. As a secular guide through the passion and politics of the teenage evangelical "Disciple Generation," Sandler offers the first front line exploration of the Christian youthSee more details below

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Illuminating, often troubling, and unapologetically frank, Righteous is dynamic young journalist Lauren Sandler's report from the nexus of religious fundamentalism and youth culture. As a secular guide through the passion and politics of the teenage evangelical "Disciple Generation," Sandler offers the first front line exploration of the Christian youth counterculture and what its influence could mean for the future of America. She intimately connects with skateboarding missionaries, tattooed members of a self-sufficient postpunk mega- church, rock- 'n'-rolling antiabortion protestors, and rap preachers who merge hip-hop's love of money with old- fashioned Bible-beating fundamentalism-true believers who reveal themselves with openness and truly astonishing candor, but what they reveal about our nation is most astonishing of all.

Editorial Reviews

Christine Rosen
… Sandler's book is an intriguing journey into a burgeoning and often contradictory phenomenon. The glimpses it gives us of a new, God-fearing generation of young Americans -- intelligent, comfortable with popular culture, technologically savvy and intent on saving souls -- will surprise many readers, even if it does not convince them of the righteousness of this movement's cause.
— The Washington Post
From the Publisher
"...an intriguing journey into a burgeoning and often contradictory phenomenon"
-The Washington Post

"If you have any doubt that there is a culture war that must be waged and won by secularists in America, read this book."
-Sam Harris, author of The End of Faith

"Compassion for her subjects and brisk writing make her increasingly alarming story go down easy."
-Rocky Mountain News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440688416
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"...an intriguing journey into a burgeoning and often contradictory phenomenon"
-The Washington Post

"If you have any doubt that there is a culture war that must be waged and won by secularists in America, read this book."
-Sam Harris, author of The End of Faith

"Compassion for her subjects and brisk writing make her increasingly alarming story go down easy."
-Rocky Mountain News

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