The Next American Spirituality: Finding God in the Twenty-first Century

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David C Cook, 2000 - Religion - 205 pages

On the edge of a new millennium, America's leading pollster and a committed believer himself digs into our resurgent hunger for God and what it signifies; then turns his gaze toward what the future may hold. Based on a twenty-four-hour survey of our spiritual habits, this book is rich with revealing glimpses of real Americans, young and old, male and female, racially diverse, churchgoers and not. The findings hold life-shaking potential for anyone who has wondered what to expect on the religious landscape in years to come.

* Groundbreaking analysis of "the faith factor" in America

* Paints a vivid picture of where our nation stands in its faith

* Gives practical ideas for families and churches

* A must-read for pastors, parents, teachers, leaders, and other people of influence

"Few people know the spiritual profile of America better than George Gallup, Jr. In this book written with Timothy Jones, Gallup reveals the spiritual challenges facing Christians in the new century. It is information vital to the church if we are to properly and powerfully challenge new heresies and take advantage of new opportunities to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ."
--Cal Thomas, Syndicated columnist

"Speculation about the future without prophetic credentials is an occupation fraught with danger. While such volumes abound, only occasionally does a volume like The Next American Spirituality by George Gallup, Jr. and Timothy Jones arrive on my desk. More than a mere survey, this volume probes the depths of the American scene and forecasts with what I believe to be remarkable accuracy the spiritual landscape for the twenty-first century. This is one book every pastor serious about growing a great church must read."
--Paige Patterson, President, Southern Baptist Convention

 

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Contents

AMERICAS EPIC SOUL WEST
21
THE NEW SPIRITUALITY
41
A DAY IN THE LIFE HOW AMERICANS TALK WITH GOD
65
A DAY IN THE LIFE HOW AMERICANS NEED AND HELP OTHERS
89
THREE GROUPS TO WATCH
107
WHAT SHOULD WE DO? WORKING SPIRITUALITY DOWN DEEP
125
WHERE SHOULD WE GO? REACHING BEYOND OUR WALLS
153
WHAT IS TO COME? QUESTIONS FOR GOD
171
THE TWENTYFOURHOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE SURVEY
183
ENDNOTES
197
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