A None s Story

A None s Story
Author: Corinna Nicolaou
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN 10: 0231541252
ISBN 13: 9780231541251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A None s Story Book Review:

The rising population known as "nones" for its members' lack of religious affiliation is changing American society, politics, and culture. Many nones believe in God and even visit places of worship, but they do not identify with a specific faith or belong to a spiritual community. Corinna Nicolaou is a none, and in this layered narrative, she describes what it is like for her and thousands of others to live without religion or to be spiritual without committing to a specific faith. Nicolaou tours America's major traditional religions to see what, if anything, one might lack without God. She moves through Christianity's denominations, learning their tenets and worshiping alongside their followers. She travels to Los Angeles to immerse herself in Judaism, Berkeley to educate herself about Buddhism, and Dallas and Washington, D.C., to familiarize herself with Islam. She explores what light they can shed on the fears and failings of her past, and these encounters prove the significant role religion still plays in modern life. They also exemplify the vibrant relationship between religion and American culture and the enduring value it provides to immigrants and outsiders. Though she remains a devout none, Nicolaou's experiences reveal points of contact between the religious and the unaffiliated, suggesting that nones may be radically revising the practice of faith in contemporary times.

The Nones

The Nones
Author: Ryan P. Burge
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-03-09
ISBN 10: 1506465862
ISBN 13: 9781506465869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nones Book Review:

In The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going, Ryan P. Burge details a comprehensive picture of an increasingly significant group--Americans who say they have no religious affiliation. The growth of the nones in American society has been dramatic. In 1972, just 5 percent of Americans claimed "no religion" on the General Social Survey. In 2018, that number rose to 23.7 percent, making the nones as numerous as both evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics. Every indication is that the nones will be the largest religious group in the United States in the next decade. Burge illustrates his precise but accessible descriptions with charts and graphs drawn from over a dozen carefully curated datasets, some tracking changes in American religion over a long period of time, others large enough to allow a statistical deep dive on subgroups such as atheists and agnostics. Burge also draws on data that tracks how individuals move in and out of religion over time, helping readers understand what type of people become nones and what factors lead an individual to return to religion. The Nones gives readers a nuanced, accurate, and meaningful picture of the growing number of Americans who say they have no religious affiliation. Burge explains how this rise happened, who the nones are, and what they mean for the future of American religion.

Blessed Are the Nones

Blessed Are the Nones
Author: Stina Kielsmeier-Cook
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 0830853375
ISBN 13: 9780830853373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blessed Are the Nones Book Review:

When her husband left Christianity several years into their marriage, Stina Kielsmeier-Cook was left struggling to live the Christian life on her own. In this memoir, she tells the story of her mixed-faith marriage and how she found unexpected community with an order of Catholic nuns, discovering that she was not "spiritually single" after all—and that no one really is.

Choosing Our Religion

Choosing Our Religion
Author: Elizabeth Drescher
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 0199341249
ISBN 13: 9780199341245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choosing Our Religion Book Review:

To the dismay of religious leaders, study after study has shown a steady decline in affiliation and identification with traditional religions in America. By 2014, more than twenty percent of adults identified as unaffiliated--up more than seven percent just since 2007. Even more startling, more than thirty percent of those under the age of thirty now identify as "Nones"--answering "none" when queried about their religious affiliation. Is America losing its religion? Or, as more and more Americans choose different spiritual paths, are they changing what it means to be religious in the United States today? In Choosing Our Religion, Elizabeth Drescher explores the diverse, complex spiritual lives of Nones across generations and across categories of self-identification such as "Spiritual-But-Not-Religious," "Atheist," "Agnostic," "Humanist," "just Spiritual," and more. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews conducted across the United States, Drescher opens a window into the lives of a broad cross-section of Nones, diverse with respect to age, gender, race, sexual orientation, and prior religious background. She allows Nones to speak eloquently for themselves, illuminating the processes by which they became None, the sources of information and inspiration that enrich their spiritual lives, the practices they find spiritually meaningful, how prayer functions in spiritual lives not centered on doctrinal belief, how morals and values are shaped outside of institutional religions, and how Nones approach the spiritual development of their own children. These compelling stories are deeply revealing about how religion is changing in America--both for Nones and for the religiously affiliated family, friends, and neighbors with whom their lives remain intertwined.

The Rise of the Nones

The Rise of the Nones
Author: James Emery White
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN 10: 144124607X
ISBN 13: 9781441246073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of the Nones Book Review:

The single fastest growing religious group of our time is those who check the box next to the word none on national surveys. In America, this is 20 percent of the population. Exactly who are the unaffiliated? What caused this seismic shift in our culture? Are our churches poised to reach these people? James Emery White lends his prophetic voice to one of the most important conversations the church needs to be having today. He calls churches to examine their current methods of evangelism, which often result only in transfer growth--Christians moving from one church to another--rather than in reaching the "nones." The pastor of a megachurch that is currently experiencing 70 percent of its growth from the unchurched, White knows how to reach this growing demographic, and here he shares his ministry strategies with concerned pastors and church leaders.

Losing Our Religion

Losing Our Religion
Author: Christel Manning
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-11-20
ISBN 10: 1479883204
ISBN 13: 9781479883202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Losing Our Religion Book Review:

The fastest growing religion in America is—none! One fifth of Americans now list their religion as “none,” up from only 7 percent two decades ago. Among adults under 30, those poised to be the parents of the next generation, fully one third are religiously unaffiliated. Yet these “Nones,” especially parents, still face prejudice in a culture where religion is widely seen as good for your kids. What do Nones believe, and how do they negotiate tensions with those convinced that they ought to provide their children with a religious upbringing? Drawing on survey data and in-depth personal interviews with religiously unaffiliated parents across the country, Christel Manning provides important demographic data on American “Nones” and offers critical nuance to our understanding of the term. She shows that context is crucial in understanding how those without religious ties define themselves and raise their families. Indeed, she demonstrates that Nones hold a wide variety of worldviews, ranging from deeply religious to highly secular, and transmit them in diverse ways. What ties them all together is a commitment to spiritual choice—a belief in the moral equivalence of religions and secular worldviews and in the individual’s right to choose—and it is that choice they seek to pass on to their children. The volume weaves in stories from the author’s interviews throughout, showing how non-religious parents grapple with pressure from their community and how they think about religious issues. Engagingly written and thoroughly researched, Losing Our Religion will appeal to scholars, parents, and anyone interested in understanding the changing American religious landscape.

The End of Barbary Terror

The End of Barbary Terror
Author: Frederick C. Leiner
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0195325400
ISBN 13: 9780195325409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Barbary Terror Book Review:

Drawn upon numerous ship logs, journals, love letters, and government documents, a vivid account of the world of American naval officers and diplomats in the early nineteenth century reveals how they reacted to the Barbary pirates' capture of an obscure Yankee sailing brig off the coast of North Africa in 1812.

Real Estate Record and Builders Guide

Real Estate Record and Builders  Guide
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1884
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112061683527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Overhearing a Christian Apology to the Nones

Overhearing a Christian Apology to the Nones
Author: Thomas E. Rodgerson
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2021-11-03
ISBN 10: 1666716197
ISBN 13: 9781666716191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overhearing a Christian Apology to the Nones Book Review:

While the steady increase of the religiously unaffiliated Nones in America has generated anxious responses about rising secularism and loss of national identity, this book suggests a wider meaning-making approach wherein the Nones are seen as valuable dialogue partners necessary in this pivotal moment for the revealing of still hidden truths about culture, spirituality, and religion. Christians who overhear this dialogue may find upon self-reflection an emerging truth about their relationships, embedded stories, level of faith development, and susceptibility to a culturally conditioned, transactional religion. Nones who choose to engage in dialogue may find that the “nothingness” they bring to the dialogue is more significant than they realize, revealing truths of an apophatic spiritual path necessary for generating a transformational faith of freedom and capable of rebalancing a divisive, consumer-driven society. The religious and the not-religious, who are often seen as being on opposite sides of an imagined religious threshold, may instead be seen as standing together in a liminal space that opens in wordless silence to yet unseen possibilities and from which emerge new stories aligned with the heart of Creation.

The Nones Are Alright

The Nones Are Alright
Author: Kaya Oakes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-08-01
ISBN 10: 9781626981577
ISBN 13: 1626981574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nones Are Alright Book Review:

Almost a third of American Millennials (not to mention their Gen-X elders) have chosen to live a life free from institutional religion. Many of those who do remain in the denominations and faith expressions in which they were raised tend to practice their faith in ways rather more syncretic and casual than previous generations. But beyond the surprising and puzzling statistics, don't these 'seekers' and 'nones' have their own stories to tell? Oakes, herself a 'revert' to the Catholic faith, doesn't just write from the perspective of her own encounters with faith and its absence, but also introduces the reader to a broad range of voices and experiences, interviewing dozens of young Americans on how and why they practice (or don't practice) their faith.

Creative in the Image of God

Creative in the Image of God
Author: Katherine M. Douglass
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2020-03-02
ISBN 10: 1532684533
ISBN 13: 9781532684531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative in the Image of God Book Review:

The declining religious participation among young adults, or “Rise of the Nones,” has signaled alarms across American Christianity. A closer look into the faith lives of thirty young adults who are, or were at one time, connected with a church, however, shows an articulate and aesthetically embodied faith life that seeks out connection with others, expression of their identity, and an openness to encountering God. Young adults see themselves, and all people in this pluralistic world, as bearing the image of God. They see creativity, in their own lives and in the lives of others, as evidence of this identity. This book is not an appeal to put more art into congregations, but rather an invitation to attend to aesthetic, embodied ways of knowing that exist among all people.

Disaffiliating Ministry

Disaffiliating Ministry
Author: Gregory Baker
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2019-08-23
ISBN 10: 1498590659
ISBN 13: 9781498590655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaffiliating Ministry Book Review:

This book argues for new ministerial postures and practices in light of the challenges college men in the United States face negotiating spirituality and gender. Young people require ministers who can accompany them from a range of spiritual commitments as they confront dynamics of power, intimacy and responsibility.

Strange Rites

Strange Rites
Author: Tara Isabella Burton
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 1541762517
ISBN 13: 9781541762510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange Rites Book Review:

A sparklingly strange odyssey through the kaleidoscope of America's new spirituality: the cults, practices, high priests and prophets of our supposedly post-religion age. Fifty-five years have passed since the cover of Time magazine proclaimed the death of God and while participation in mainstream religion has indeed plummeted, Americans have never been more spiritually busy. While rejecting traditional worship in unprecedented numbers, today's Americans are embracing a kaleidoscopic panoply of spiritual traditions, rituals, and subcultures -- from astrology and witchcraft to SoulCycle and the alt-right.As the Internet makes it ever-easier to find new "tribes," and consumer capitalism forever threatens to turn spirituality into a lifestyle brand, remarkably modern American religious culture is undergoing a revival comparable with the Great Awakenings of centuries past. Faith is experiencing not a decline but a Renaissance. Disillusioned with organized religion and political establishments alike, more and more Americans are seeking out spiritual paths driven by intuition, not institutions. In Strange Rites, religious scholar and commentator Tara Isabella Burton visits with the techno-utopians of Silicon Valley; Satanists and polyamorous communities, witches from Bushwick, wellness junkies and social justice activists and devotees of Jordan Peterson, proving Americans are not abandoning religion but remixing it. In search of the deep and the real, they are finding meaning, purpose, ritual, and communities in ever-newer, ever-stranger ways.

Post Christian

Post Christian
Author: Gene Edward Veith Jr.
Publsiher: Crossway
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 1433565811
ISBN 13: 9781433565816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Post Christian Book Review:

Undaunted Hope in a Post-Christian World We live in a post-Christian world. Contemporary thought—claiming to be “progressive” and “liberating”—attempts to place human beings in God’s role as creator, lawgiver, and savior. But these post-Christian ways of thinking and living are running into dead ends and fatal contradictions. This timely book demonstrates how the Christian worldview stands firm in a world dedicated to constructing its own knowledge, morality, and truth. Gene Edward Veith Jr. points out the problems with how today’s culture views humanity, God, and even reality itself. He offers hope-filled, practical ways believers can live out their faith in a secularist society as a way to recover reality, rebuild culture, and revive faith.

Sicilian Stories

Sicilian Stories
Author: Giovanni Verga
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-05-23
ISBN 10: 0486121658
ISBN 13: 9780486121659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sicilian Stories Book Review:

Outstanding selection of tales include the celebrated "Cavalleria Rusticana" (Rustic Chivalry), "Nedda," "L'amante di Gramigna" (Gramigna's Mistress), "Reverie," "Jeli the Herdsman," "Nasty Redhead," and 6 others. Introduction. Notes.

The Light Is Winning

The Light Is Winning
Author: Zach Hoag
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 0310348218
ISBN 13: 9780310348214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Light Is Winning Book Review:

If anyone had good reason to join the league of the “Nones,” the “Dones,” and the deconstructionists, it would be Zach Hoag. After growing up and out of the compound walls of a Texas cult, and becoming a failed church planter in one of the most post-Christian cities in America, Zach was faced with both a crisis and a choice. He loved Jesus, yet questioned: If the church is such a broken system, is it really worth belonging to anymore? The viral upswing of the “spiritual but not religious” trend has cast religion as going rapidly out of style. Yet even in his own desert of deconstruction, Zach couldn’t shake his desire for a spiritual home. His search ultimately led him to look behind the statistics, where Zach found an astonishing undercurrent subversively at work. The truth, as Zach discovered, is that we are in a cultural moment of apocalypse. Not an end-of-the-world apocalypse, but in the very literal sense of the word which translates simply, “a revealing.” Perhaps the downtrend of Christian faith in America is just the kind of Great Revealing we need to show us who we really are as American Christians, who Jesus really is in our midst, and how we can step into the flourishing faith he has always intended for us. For anyone who is anxious about the future of the church and their place in it, The Light Is Winning rallies to an unexpected, unshakeable hope: Could it be that we’ve made religion out to be the culprit when in fact, religion is just what we need to revive us? Could it be that our struggle for relevance must come to a necessary end, so that we can get to the real? After all, isn’t this the essence of the story of God: death paves the way for a resurrected, deeply rooted, flourishing faith. Such faith can be yours. The Light Is Winning will show you how.

You Found Me

You Found Me
Author: Rick Richardson
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-06-18
ISBN 10: 0830864547
ISBN 13: 9780830864546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Found Me Book Review:

New research from the Billy Graham Center Institute shows that unchurched Americans are still remarkably open to faith conversations and the church. Researcher and practitioner Rick Richardson sheds light on the study's findings and shares best practices for how churches are effectively approaching unchurched "nones" and moving them to faith.

The Myth of the Dying Church

The Myth of the Dying Church
Author: Glenn T. Stanton
Publsiher: Worthy Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-06-18
ISBN 10: 1546015167
ISBN 13: 9781546015161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of the Dying Church Book Review:

False news is not limited to politics. There is a pervasive myth circulating that says the church is dying. GLENN STANTON rebuts that fake news and paints a truly positive picture of America's churches. Much has been made of the so-called "nones" - those who claim no spiritual affiliation. Media has spun the nones into a chicken-little the sky is falling narrative. The nones are an infamously difficult subsection to understand and there is a lot of false information on them. Glenn Stanton believes the nones story has become overblown and has become "a thing" due to curiosity and repetition of their supposed irreligiosity. THE MYTH OF THE DYING CHURCH digs deeply into the research concerning spirituality in America and reveals the hope and truth about the vitality and future of the church.

Community as Church Church as Community

Community as Church  Church as Community
Author: Michael Plekon
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-07-22
ISBN 10: 1725287552
ISBN 13: 9781725287556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community as Church Church as Community Book Review:

Parishes of all denominations are in decline, shrinking, closing, dying. We know that there are increasing numbers, young and older, who are religious "nones" and "dones." This book explores why the decline is taking place, why the distancing is going on. But it goes on to examine parishes from all over the country and from various church bodies that are resurrecting. The central theme of death and resurrection shapes the analysis of parishes covered. Parishes are resurrecting by reinventing their ministries, by repurposing their building to better serve their neighborhoods, thus replanting and reconnecting with them. All of this is the Spirit's doing but through the community of sisters and brothers who make up each congregation of faith. Community as the core of church is the other reality shaping the book's reflection. And community, a parish being with those around, living for more than its own survival are visions for going forward. Other aspects of congregational life are also examined, most importantly the pastors--how they serve when budgets shrink, how they are trained, how pastors act with the community not above it. No recipes are suggested for parish resurrection, but the stories of the parishes that have revived bear within numerous lessons for us in the future.

Stories of God at Home

Stories of God at Home
Author: Jerome W. Berryman
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-04-15
ISBN 10: 0898690498
ISBN 13: 9780898690491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories of God at Home Book Review:

• A method for families to share the biblical story at home and learn the practice of sharing one another’s stories as part of God’s Story • Includes full color images of the materials described in text Using Godly Play® methods, Jerome Berryman offers families a way of nourishing faith in the home while supporting children’s spiritual growth through the practice of “storying,” our most ancient way of making meaning. This book offers “storying” rituals and techniques from Godly Play for exploring the meaning of Christmas, Easter, Creation, the Parable of the Good Shepherd, Pentecost, and the Trinity to give sustenance to the family’s flow, play, love, and spirituality. Stories of God at Home follows the rhythm of life’s cycles (birth, death, earth, life, God, and depth) in telling biblical stories and shows how parents and caretakers can grasp their role with children using classic children’s literature.