Growing Up Christian: A Search for a Reasonable Faith in America's Heartland

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Growing Up Christian: Searching for a Reasonable Faith in the Heartland of America is a memoir of the author's experiences growing up with the peculiarities found in American Christianity. It has been described as "pure Americana."

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As a young man confused by the multitude of Christian denominations and their disagreements with each other—each claiming to be the caretaker of truth—the author traces his odd and sometimes humorous journey of faith. From a little boy seeking adventure, to a denomination-hopping man crisscrossing America’s Christian landscape, Stan Williams searched for a spiritual home that embraced both the faith of his fathers and the reason of natural law.

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“Master Storyteller Stan Williams raises the genre of conversion stories to the level of an epic. Growing Up Christian’s rapid-fire chapters provides entertaining and insightful vignettes into growing up as a Protestant in the 1950s, the unfolding of his vocation to story writing and filmmaking, and his eventual entry into the Catholic Church. Intermixed with humorous anecdotes and comments, Stan gives the reader a front row seat to his intellectual and emotional struggles...It’s a fascinating page turner, an epic adventure, and a conversion story on steroids... all wrapped up into one.”
(Gary Michuta, Author)

EARLY "ENDORSEMENTS"

“Thanks, Stan. I now have work for the rest of my life.” (His libel Attorney)

“We'd excommunicate him, but we're not Catholic.” (His former Pastors)

“We had an accident, memory’s gone...that’s my excuse.” (His Nephew)

“None of this is true, and I have the scars to prove it.” (His Sister)

“When his Mom prayed, I was helpless to protect him.” (His Dad)

“I kept wondering: Where do they bury the survivors?” (His Wife)

“I tried to put him in jail, but he was too young.” (His cop Aunt)

“When can I ship him off to the Army?” (His frustrated Mom)

Contact Stan if you want a signature block sent to you. He doesn't have any to send you, but if he gets a request he'll find some...and actually sign them.

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Stan Williams was raised in Evangelicalism. He married a wonderful Christian woman, has three children, ten grandchildren and made his career training astronauts, car mechanics, and corporate executives. He has produced hundreds of films, television, video, live shows, and has helped novelists, and Hollywood filmmakers structure their stories to connect with audiences. He holds degrees in Physics (BA), Mass Communications (MA), and Narrative Theory (PHD). He says, "Writing this was great therapy, a lot of fun, and gave me the chance to reconnect with many interesting people form my rich past. I'm so appreciative to all of them."

This book also describes the research that gave rise to Williams' earlier book, The Moral Premise: Harnessing Virtue and Vice for Box Office Success available elsewhere on Amazon.

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