Spiritual Transformation in America:
What it means to all of us
The United States is reported to be the most religious nation in the Western world. Nevertheless, major shifts are taking place in affiliation, observance, and practices. Exposure to different cultures, religions and spiritual practices is influencing what we think and what we believe. Questions are asked; contradictions are explored; conventional wisdom is challenged. Read and understand what is behind the dramatic spiritual and religious changes taking place in America.
Most religions have lost ground. Americans have become "freelancers". They are exploring new faiths and new dimensions in spirituality. Forty-one percent of Americans no longer follow the religion they were brought up in. Fewer belong to congregations. The "Bible Belt" is less Baptist. The "Rust Belt" is less Catholic. Technology is being used to reinvent religious services.
There is more, much more to this story.
- Learn which church is losing membership at the highest rate.
- Discover which religions are gaining members and what is influencing their growth.
- Understand the generational gap in religious beliefs and practices, and what it means politically.
The author asks the question that is often avoided:
"Just what do we believe when we say we believe in God?"
A comprehensive challenge to conventional wisdom:
"Carol Green has written a remarkable book covering every aspect of religion—from sex to astrology. Green challenges conventional wisdom and unveils contradictions. Her book raises critical questions about the role of religion and spirituality in our own lives. It also provides a comprehensive backdrop describing religion in America, where it is and where it is going. A must read for any educated citizen."
Dr. Nancy K. Schlossberg, Professor Emerita, University of Maryland, author of
Revitalizing Retirement: Reshaping Your Identity, Relationships and Purpose