Bound: An Earth Walkers Handbook, New Canaan Edition

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Can Christians be spiritual and religious? Do they even know the difference between the two? Through a guide for guardian angels entering into basic training for service to "womankind," Bound, an Earth Walker's Handbook overhauls Western Christianity with integrity and clarity. 

Tackling subjects such as hypocrisy, racial prejudice, and misogyny, Bound cuts traditional religion back to its healthy roots: love, rigorous honesty, and fellowship. It then draws from contemporary sources, modern science, and an intriguing third-party perspective to graft openness, inclusiveness, and diversity, yielding an authentic way to be Christian today. 

Written for the layperson by a layperson, readers will appreciate Charles S. Stone's use of fantasy, humor, and novelty to capture insights that evoke that gratifying sense of "aha!" about good and evil, humanity, and salvation--ultimately seeking to answer life's most basic questions: What is God? Who are we? How should we live? 

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I am a comeback Christian; I went prodigal in my 30's and came back in my 40's. Similar to many Millennials (I'm Gen-X), I left the religion of my youth because Christianity - as I experienced it - seemed at odds with my adult values such as tolerance, reason, and openness. Also like them, I didn't want to leave but saw no option to stay. 
 
I think a reason many GenX's and Millenials feel we have no option is because parts of the Bible are irreconcilable with our values and few churches address this concern. We cannot adopt a faith which requires us to believe, ignore, or (at best) rationalize away scriptures which contradict our own convictions (e.g., equality of women, homosexuality, slavery ...). 

"Bound" is a synthesis of the beliefs which I find allow me to practice Christianity with integrity - I hope by sharing it others may find their own way to reach the same place.

About the Author:

Charles Stone began his professional life as a West Point graduate leading a tank platoon in Desert Storm under the command of General Norman Schwarzkopf. Faced with his own mortality on the battlefields of Iraq, he began to closely examine his inherited religious faith, embarking on what became a twenty-year layman's study of religion, spirituality, and philosophy. He currently lives near Washington, DC, with his wife, Mary.

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