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The New Faithful

Author:  Colleen Carroll Campbell

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Overall Rating: This item received 4 stars overall. (09/16/2009)
Orthodoxy: Completely orthodox.
Reading Level: Easy
Synopsis: New Trends from Generation X - with Statistics
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Who are they? What drives them? How will their faith change their lives - and yours?

Saving sex for marriage. Attending the Latin Mass. Witnessing to others about Christ. Baby boomers largely rejected these trappings of traditional Christianity - so why are their children embracing them with such fervor? Author Colleen Carroll taps into the restless hearts of America's Gen-X believers, revealing their deep attraction to tradition, longing for truth, and determination to change the world. As Carroll writes, "The grassroots movement they have started bears watching because it has thrived in the most unlikely places, captured the hearts of the most unlikely people, and aims to effect the most unlikely of outcomes: a revitalization of American Christianity and culture."

"Colleen Carroll blends investigative reporting with profound analysis to reveal a world of young people that most of us do not know exists. This brilliant young journalist opens the door to exciting and inspiring vistas."
- Robert D. Novak, CNN commentator and syndicated columnist

"With the knowledge of an insider and the sprightly facility of a good journalist, Colleen Carroll tells one of the largely unheralded stories of our time: the turn of so many highly educated young Americans toward serious religious commitment. How did these young people become, as she puts it so well, 'defenders of orthodoxy in an age that denigrates dogma'? Carroll unravels the mystery in a book that will become an important document of our time. The orthodox, the unorthodox, and the flexible souls in between will find grist here for lively argument and serious reflection."
- E. J. Dionne Jr., Author, Why Americans Hate Politics and coeditor (with John J. Dilulio, Jr.), What's God Got to Do with the American Experiment?


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