In the Land of Believers An Outsider's Extraordinary Journey into the Heart of the Evangelical Church

ISBN-10: 0312680708
ISBN-13: 9780312680701
Edition: N/A
Authors: Gina Welch
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Description: Ever since evangelical Christians rose to national prominence, mainstream America has tracked their every move with a nervous eye. But in spite of this vigilance, our understanding hasn't gone beyond the caricatures. Aiming to find out more, Gina  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.99
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 3/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Ever since evangelical Christians rose to national prominence, mainstream America has tracked their every move with a nervous eye. But in spite of this vigilance, our understanding hasn't gone beyond the caricatures. Aiming to find out more, Gina Welch, a young secular Jew from Berkeley, joined Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church. Over the course of nearly two years, Welch immersed herself in the life and language of the devout. Alive to the meaning behind the music and the mind behind the slogans, Welch recognized the allure of evangelicalism, even for the godless, realizing that the congregation met needs and answered questions she didn't know she had.

Gina Welch, a 2001 graduate of Yale University, teaches English at George Washington University. Her writing has previously appeared in <i>Meridian, Time Out New York</i>, and <i>Playboy</i>. <i>In the Land of Believers: An Outsider's Extraordinary Journey into the Heart of the Evangelical Church</i> is her first book.

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