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In the Land of Believers : An Outsider's Extraordinary Journey Into the Heart of the Evangelical Church
by Gina Welch


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Ever since evangelical Christians rose to national prominence, mainstream America has tracked their every move with a nervous eye. But in spite of this vigilance, our understanding hasn't gone beyond the caricatures. Aiming to find out more, Gina Welch, a young secular Jew from Berkeley, joined Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church.  Read more...


 
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Ever since evangelical Christians rose to national prominence, mainstream America has tracked their every move with a nervous eye. But in spite of this vigilance, our understanding hasn't gone beyond the caricatures. Aiming to find out more, Gina Welch, a young secular Jew from Berkeley, joined Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church. Over the course of nearly two years, Welch immersed herself in the life and language of the devout. Alive to the meaning behind the music and the mind behind the slogans, Welch recognized the allure of evangelicalism, even for the godless, realizing that the congregation met needs and answered questions she didn't know she had.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780312680701
  • ISBN-10: 0312680708
  • Publisher: St. Martins Press-3pl
  • Publish Date: March 2011
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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