Almost Christian

That’s the title of Kenda Creasy Dean’s new book, a theological follow up to Christian Smith’s Soul Searching.  My endorsement of it reads,

“A lot of youth workers have been a bit depressed since the National Study of Youth and Religion revealed what we’d long suspected about American teen religiosity: it’s pretty darn benign. But in Almost Christian, Kenda Creasy Dean helps us turn the corner from the moralistic, therapeutic deism that afflicts our churches to a hope-filled, consequential faith that has the potential to change the lives of young people and, with a little help from the Holy Spirit, just might transform our world.”

I’m gonna blog through this book, and I’d love to have some readers join me as we go through it.  If you’re interested, pick up a copy of Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church.