Hannah Notess's Reviews > When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God

When God Talks Back by T.M. Luhrmann
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
May 11, 2012

it was amazing

Anyone who wants a better understanding of American Evangelicalism should read this book; it's wonderful. Although her fieldwork is done in a Vineyard church, so it's focused mostly on the charismatic strain of evangelicalism, that strain is so influential in the broader evangelical movement - particularly through music and practices of spirituality - that I think it's really worth a good look.

There's something really refreshing to me about talking about spiritual practices in the academic languages of psychology and anthropology – maybe because I find oftentimes the way other Christians talk about their spiritual experiences confusing. I'm not the type of person who hears God all the time, so oftentimes I feel like they're talking right past me.

What Luhrmann finds: Spiritual disciplines and prayer practices really do change the mind and open it to experiences of God. Maybe that could even happen for someone like me.

3 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read When God Talks Back.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

May 11, 2012 – Shelved
February 12, 2015 – Started Reading
February 25, 2015 – Finished Reading

No comments have been added yet.