Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith

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Paperback. Pub the Date: October 2007 Pages: 336 in Publisher by: HarperCollins Publishers For decades the accepted wisdom has been that America's mainline Protestant churches are in. decline. Eclipsed by evangelical mega-churches Church and religion expert Diana Butler of Bass wondered the if the this was true. and this book is the result of her extensive. three-year study of centrist and progressive churches across the country. Her surprising findings reveal just the opposite - that many of the churches are flourishing. and they are doing so without resorting to mimicking the mega-church. evangelical style. Christianity for the Rest of Us describes this phenomenon and offers a how-to approach for Protestants eager to remain faithful to their tradition while becoming a vital spiritual community. As Butler Bass delved into the rich spiritual life of various Episcopal. United...

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"This excellent and timely book celebrates a vastly important phenomenon that has been too little noticed."--Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

This excellent and timely book celebrates a vastly important phenomenon that has been too little noticed. --Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury"

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Diana Butler Bass is the author of eight books on American religion, including Christianity After Religion, Christianity for the Rest of Us, and A People's History of Christianity. She holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Duke University, has taught at the college and graduate level, and is currently an independent scholar. She was a columnist for the New York Times Syndicate, and blogs for the Huffington Post and the Washington Post on issues of religion, spirituality, and culture. Bass is a popular speaker at conferences, colleges and universities, and churches across North America. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, daughter, and dog. Her website is dianabutlerbass.com and she can be followed on Twitter at @dianabutlerbass.

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