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The Evangelical Christian movement is the fastest growing segment of American religion with 42% of all Christians in America identifying themselves as Evangelicals. Now, Evangelical Pastor David Cobia shares the genesis, history, and culture of this religion in America with a balanced, accessible tone. He also touches upon the controversies it's spawned regarding such topi ...more
ebook, 368 pages
Published April 3rd 2007 by Berkley (first published January 1st 2007)
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Mark
It feels a little weird to be reading one of "these" books about my religious affiliation/job/life... but I'm always looking for books I can point people to help them I understand what I believe.

And David Cobia's book does a pretty good job of doing just that. His surveys of the history of the movement and of evangelical theology are concise but also clear & accessible. When he delves into hot button issues (sex, family values, abortion, creationism, etc.), he represents the spectrum of pos
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Kathryn
read only about half of it, focusing on the history part. it was entertaining to read and very informative. i learned the difference between evangelicals and fundamentalists. i discovered how much of the contemporary evangelical culture i had been a part of could trace its roots back to the early methodists. and i never knew before how relevant the great awakenings were to current times. i plan to re-check this out from the library to finish it at some point.
Becky
This guide was clear and concise, but seemed a bit oversimplified. Part of the problem is the topic is far too broad for a book this size. Not an indepth look at what evangelism is about, just a general overview.
Patricia
Eh. The guy tried, and I'll give him credit for that. I just can't think of a way for the subject to come across as anything other than creepy [to me].
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