The New Faithful: Why Young Adults Are Embracing Christian Orthodoxy

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The New Faithful is a groundbreaking book that examines the growing trend toward religious orthodoxy among today's young adults.  author and Journalist Colleen Carroll Campbell offers strong opinions on how this movement might transform an American society steeped in moral relativism and secularism.

Blending investigative journalism with in-depth analysis, Campbell seeks the reasons behind the choice of orthodoxy in a socity that often denigrates traditional morality and rejects organized religion.

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NOW IN PAPERBACK! Born between 1965 and 1983, the young adults of Generation X grew up in an era of unprecedented wealth and consumerism. Rebelling against the liberal family, social, and academic environments in which they were raised, some have made strengthening their faith a priority.

The New Faithful is a groundbreaking book that examines the growing trend toward religious orthodoxy among today's young adults. Author and journalist Colleen Carroll offers strong opinions on how this movement might transform an american society steeped in moral relativism and secularism.

Blending investigative journalism with in-depth analysis, Carroll seeks the reasons behind the choice of orthodoxy in a society that often denigrates traditional morality and rejects organized religion.

"Carroll combines first-hand reporting with social-science metrics to examine a remarkable trend toward religious orthodoxy among Americans."  Wall Street Journal

"...novel and timely...a book that generously and comprehensively examines a group that is often misunderstood and caricatured."  Publishers Weekly

"...you can't afford to leave this book unread."  Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R., author, Journey Towards God

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WHO ARE THEY? WHAT DRIVES THEM?

HOW WILL THEIR FIATH CHANGE THEIR LIVES--AND YOURS?

Saving sex for marriage. Attending the Latin Mass. Witnessing to others about Christ. Babyboomers largely rejected these trappings of traditional Christianity--so why are their children embracing them with such fervor? author Colleen Carroll taps into the restless hearts of America's Gen-X believers, revealing their deep attraction to tradition, longing for truth, and determinatin to change the world.  As  Carroll writes, "The grassroots movement they have started bears watching because it has thrived in the most unlikely places, captured the hearts of the most unlikely people, and aims to effect the most unlikely of outcomes: a revitalization of American Christiantiy and culture."

 

Colleen Carroll blends investigative reporting with profound analysis to reveal a world of young people that most of us do not know exists.  This brillant young  journalist opens the door to exciting and inspiring vistas."

Robert D. Novak

CNN commentator and syndicated columnist 

 

"With the knowledge of an insider and the sprightly facility of a good journalist, Colleen Carroll tells one of the largely unhearalded stories of our time: the turn of so many highly educated young American toward serious religious commitment.  How did these young people became, as she puts it so well, 'defenders of orthodoxy in an age that denigrates  dogma'? Carroll unravels the mystery in a book that will become an important document of our time. The orthodox, the unorthodox, and the flexible souls in between will find grist here for lively argument and serious reflection."

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Author, Why Americans Hate Politics and coeditor (with Hohn J. Dilulio Jr.) What's God Got to Do with the American Experiment.

 

WHO ARE THEY? WHAT DRIVES THEM?

HOW WILL THEIR FIATH CHANGE THEIR LIVES--AND YOURS?

Saving sex for marriage. Attending the Latin Mass. Witnessing to others about Christ. Babyboomers largely rejected these trappings of traditional Christianity--so why are their children embracing them with such fervor? author Colleen Carroll taps into the restless hearts of America's Gen-X believers, revealing their deep attraction to tradition, longing for truth, and determinatin to change the world.  As  Carroll writes, "The grassroots movement they have started bears watching because it has thrived in the most unlikely places, captured the hearts of the most unlikely people, and aims to effect the most unlikely of outcomes: a revitalization of American Christiantiy and culture."

 

Colleen Carroll blends investigative reporting with profound analysis to reveal a world of young people that most of us do not know exists.  This brillant young  journalist opens the door to exciting and inspiring vistas."

Robert D. Novak

CNN commentator and syndicated columnist 

 

"With the knowledge of an insider and the sprightly facility of a good journalist, Colleen Carroll tells one of the largely unhearalded stories of our time: the turn of so many highly educated young American toward serious religious commitment.  How did these young people became, as she puts it so well, 'defenders of orthodoxy in an age that denigrates  dogma'? Carroll unravels the mystery in a book that will become an important document of our time. The orthodox, the unorthodox, and the flexible souls in between will find grist here for lively argument and serious reflection."

E.J. Dionne Jr.

Author, Why Americans Hate Politics and coeditor (with Hohn J. Dilulio Jr.) What's God Got to Do with the American Experiment.

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