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American Dream 2.0

American Dream 2.0

A Christian Way Out of the Great Recession

by Frank A. Thomas

Is the American Dream still viable for me? This book looks at the American Dream—where it came from, why it is out of reach for most Americans, and how we can reclaim the fullness of its promise.

"Anyone concerned with the future of our nation must add this book to their personal library."—Dr. Otis Moss III, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

About American Dream 2.0

About American Dream 2.0

Is the American Dream alive or dead; and if the American Dream is dead, what happens next?

Read a Book Excerpt

Read a Book Excerpt

Frank A. Thomas

Read the first chapter from American Dream 2.0, "The American Jeremiad and the Cultural Myth of America."

About the Author: Frank A. Thomas

About the Author: Frank A. Thomas

Dr. Frank Anthony Thomas has been an ordained minister and pastor for 26 years and currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis, Tennessee.

A New American Dream: A Q&A with Frank A. Thomas

A New American Dream: A Q&A with Frank A. Thomas

Patheos Editors

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of the Beloved Community is the contemporary vision of Jesus’s concept of the reign of God. Only the reign of God will bring us out of the Great Recession.

Frank Thomas' Website

Frank Thomas' Website

Frank A. Thomas

Visit Pastor Frank A. Thomas' website, The Blvd.

Saving America 2.0

Saving America 2.0

Greg Garrett

In his new book, American Dream 2.0, Frank Thomas opens up the uncomfortable conversation about change and the way we talk about America, but also suggests a way forward.

Book Club Roundtable

Required Reading for Being Missional in America

Required Reading for Being Missional in America

Steve Knight

I walked away from American Dream 2.0 with a much better historical perspective of the national myth of the "American Dream," the work of Dr. King, and the black prophetic church tradition in general.

Re-thinking the American Dream

Re-thinking the American Dream

Samuel K. Atchison

As a pastor who is a student of King, pursues social justice in daily ministry, and has personally wrestled with the myth of the American Dream, I “get” Thomas. Yet even as I followed his discourse I was besieged by troubling and competing thoughts.

American Roots for Citizen-Activists

American Roots for Citizen-Activists

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Listen to Frank Thomas. He’s tracing the history that points to the best future for all of us.

Join the Roundtable Discussion!

Join the Roundtable Discussion!

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Frank A. Thomas on Why We Need a New American Dream

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