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Overview The future of religion in America lies in the vision of the women and men who are the children and the grandchildren of the "baby boomers". It's their fresh approach that will shape the spirituality of the new millennium, and this book gives voice to their spiritual energy.
Our Faith, In Our Words
What does it mean to be young and spiritual today when the New Age isn t exactly new, when female rabbis and ministers are no longer unusual, and when Eastern religion s ideas and practices are no longer considered exotic? Who are the faces behind today s fresh approaches to faith, approaches that are destined to shape the future of spiritual life in America?
"Religion is not a crutch for the weak-minded. It is merely spirituality in its simplest, most rudimentary form. We have witnessed the hypocrisy, the moral and spiritual mediocrity of succumbing to tradition for tradition s sake. In an age when there are books on everything for dummies, my generation has opted to find out for themselves. I am a new adult, with decisions to make about my identity and my future. I am not about to surrender this newfound privilege. I am content with discovering my spiritual self through my own avenues. I am not in need of a crossing guard." from God Within
God Withinrepresents citizens of the twenty-first century who are faced with a dizzying array of spiritualities: believer, seeker, Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Wiccan, to name just a very few. The result of a nationwide challenge extended to young adults born after 1974, in this book they share their experiences with all of these beliefs some confident, some questioning and introduce us to many shades in between.
Sometimes irreverent but more importantly, always relevant this thought-provoking collection of writings, poetry, and art showcases the voices that are defining the future of religion, faith, and belief as we know it.
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Studio: Skylight Paths Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 6.01" Height: 0.44" Weight: 0.54 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2001
Publisher Skylight Paths Publishing
ISBN 1893361152 ISBN13 9781893361157
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More About Jon M. Sweeney
JON M. SWEENEY is an author, a book publisher, and a popular speaker. He is the editor of "The Road to Assisi: The Essential Biography of St. Francis" and the author of many books, including "Verily, Verily: The KJV 400 Years of Influence and Beauty." He lives in Vermont with his wife and three children."
Jon M. Sweeney currently resides in the state of Illinois. Jon M. Sweeney was born in 1967.
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