Righteous: Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement

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Penguin, 2007 - Religion - 252 pages
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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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User Review  - laurustina - LibraryThing

Parts of this book were disturbing. Parts were warm and fuzzy. And then, when I got to the chapter on Patrick Henry College, I was downright terrified. Even now, days later, I can't shake that creepy ... Read full review

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

A look at the growing youth evangelical movement and their goal to evangelize everyone. Mostly thoroughly researched, though the author does take a little too much at face value, reporting all witness ... Read full review

Contents

Youll Feel Lead
1
1
19
Come as You
42
Saved on the HalfPipe
79
In the Name of the Father
107
Soldiers of Fortune
131
The Ultimate Party School
159
Slouching Toward Babylon
233
Acknowledgments
248
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Lauren Sandler is the Life Editor of Salon. She has written about cultural politics for numerous newspapers and magazines including The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times, and has been featured on National Public Radio.

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