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In the Land of Believers

An Outsider's Extraordinary Journey Into the Heart of the Evangelical Church

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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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An undercover exploration of the world of evangelicals, offering an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the faithfulEver 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. Who are evangelicals, really? What are they like in private, and what do they want? Is it possible that beneath the differences in culture and language, church and party, we might share with them some common purpose?To find out, 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: she learned to interpret the world like an evangelical, weathered the death of Falwell, and embarked on a mission trip to Alaska intended to save one hundred souls. 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. What emerges is a riveting account of a skeptic's transformation from uninformed cynicism to compassionate understanding, and a rare view of how evangelicals see themselves. Revealing their generosity and hopefulness, as well as their prejudice and exceptionalism, "In the Land of Believers" is a call for comprehending, rather than dismissing, the impassioned believers who have become so central a force in American life.

Author Biography

Gina Welch, a 2001 graduate of Yale University, teaches English at George Washington University. Her writing has previously appeared in "Meridian," "Time Out New York," and "Playboy." This is her first book.
Release date Australia
March 2nd, 2010
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Metropolitan Books
Pages
333
Dimensions
168x241x29
ISBN-13
9780805083378
Product ID
3806973

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