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Righteous: Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement

Authors: Sandler, Lauren
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: REL012110, SOC039000, REL109030
ISBN: 9781440688416, Related ISBNs: 0143112376, 0670037915, 1440688419, 9780143112372, 9780670037919
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 272,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Illuminating, often troubling, and unapologetically frank, Righteous is dynamic young journalist Lauren Sandler's report from the nexus of religious fundamentalism and youth culture. As a secular guide through the passion and politics of the teenage evangelical "Disciple Generation," Sandler offers the first front line exploration of the Christian youth counterculture and what its influence could mean for the future of America. She intimately connects with skateboarding missionaries, tattooed members of a self-sufficient postpunk mega- church, rock- 'n'-rolling antiabortion protestors, and rap preachers who merge hip-hop's love of money with old- fashioned Bible-beating fundamentalism-true believers who reveal themselves with openness and truly astonishing candor, but what they reveal about our nation is most astonishing of all.
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