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Raised Right: How I Untangled My Faith from Politicsby Alisa Harris
Synopses & Reviews
Meet the new breed of Christians shaping our culture.
Alisa Harris grew up in a family that actively fought injustice and moral decay in America. She spent much of her childhood picketing abortion clinics and being home-schooled in the ways of conservative-Republican Christianity. As a teen she firmly believed that putting the right people in power would save the nation.
But as she moved into adulthood, Alisa confronted unexpected complexities on issues that used to seem clear-cut. So, she set about evaluating the strident partisanship she had grown up with, considering other perspectives while staying true to the deep respect she held for her parents and for the Christian principles that had always motivated her.
"Raised Right" is not only an intriguing chronicle of Alisa's personal journey; it also provides a fascinating glimpse into the worldview of a younger generation of faith--followers of Christ who believe that the term "Christian" is not synonymous with a single political party or cultural issue.
Whether you are moderate, conservative, or progressive, "Raised Right "will prompt you to consider more deeply what it means to affirm Christ-like justice, mercy, and righteousness in the current cultural landscape. And it will give you a deeper understanding of how the new generation of Christians approaches the intersection of faith and politics.
About the Author
Alisa Harris is a journalist living in New York City who enjoys writing in quirky coffee shops. A 2007 graduate of Hillsdale College, she has worked as a college instructor in writing and journalism. Her writing has been published in WORLD, the Farmington Daily Times, Albuquerque Journal, and Detroit Free Press.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Table of Contents
Prologue : a firmer foundation — Flesh and blood — On earth as it is in heaven — Of goats and sheep — The Shining City's superman — While God is marching on — Deliver us from evil — Holes — Judge not — A more perfect union — An ear to hear — Our daily bread — Treasure in heaven — Epilogue : the lessons that last.
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