Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower: Finding Answers in Jesus for Those Who Don't Believe

Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower: Finding Answers in Jesus for Those Who Don't Believe

by Tom Krattenmaker

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Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower: Finding Answers in Jesus for Those Who Don't Believe by Tom Krattenmaker

An award-winning USA Today columnist makes the case for how a Jesus freed from religion and politics meets the need for meaning and purpose in secular America.
 
Tom Krattenmaker is part of a growing conversation centered at Yale University that acknowledges—and seeks to address—the abiding need for meaning and inspiration in post-religious America. What, they ask, gives a life meaning? What constitutes a life well led?
  
In Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower, Krattenmaker shares his surprising conclusion about where input and inspiration might best be found: in the figure of Jesus. And Jesus, not only as a good example and teacher, but Jesus as the primary guide for one's life.
 
Drawing on sociological research, personal experience, and insights from fifteen years studying and writing on religion in American public life, Krattenmaker shows that in Jesus, nonreligious people like himself can find unique and compelling wisdom on how to honor the humanity in ourselves and others, how to build more peaceful lives, how generosity can help people and communities create more abundance, how to break free from self-defeating behaviors, and how to tip the scales toward justice.
 
In a time when more people than ever are identifying as atheist or agnostic, Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower is a groundbreaking and compelling work that rediscovers Jesus—and our own best selves—for the world of today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101906422
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 829,365
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tom Krattenmaker is an award-winning author and USA Today contributing columnist, specializing in religion in public life, and communications director at Yale Divinity School. His books and articles have been honored by the American Academy of Religion, Religion Newswriters Association, Foreword Reviews, and others. Krattenmaker has spoken at numerous conferences and colleges around the country and has appeared in media outlets including PBS, Fox News, National Public Radio, ESPN, and the New York Times.

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