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  • Grounded: Finding God in the World - A Spiritual Revolution | Diana Butler Bass

    Grounded: Finding God in the World - A Spiritual Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Diana Butler Bass
    • Narrated By Diana Butler Bass
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    The headlines are clear: Religion is on the decline in America as many people leave behind traditional religious practices. In this follow-up to her critically acclaimed book Christianity After Religion, Diana Butler Bass argues that what appears to be a decline actually signals a major transformation in how people understand God. The distant God of conventional religion has given way to a more intimate sense of the sacred with us in the world.

    Jeff C says: "Well researched and presented"
  • A People's History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story | Diana Butler Bass

    A People's History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Diana Butler Bass
    • Narrated By Karen Saltus
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    For too long, the history of Christianity has been told as the triumph of orthodox doctrine imposed through power and hierarchy. In A People's History of Christianity, historian and religion expert Diana Butler Bass reveals an alternate history that includes a deep social ethic and far-reaching inclusivity: "the other side of the story" is not a modern phenomenon, but has always been practiced within the church. Butler Bass persuasively argues that corrective - even subversive - beliefs and practices have always been hallmarks of Christianity and are necessary to nourish communities of faith.

    Casi Dougal says: "The narrator sounds like a robot"
  • Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith | Diana Butler Bass

    Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Diana Butler Bass
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    For decades the accepted wisdom has been that America's mainline Protestant churches are in decline, eclipsed by evangelical mega-churches. Church and religion expert Diana Butler Bass wondered if this was true, and this book is the result of her extensive, three-year study of centrist and progressive churches across the country. Her surprising findings reveal just the opposite - that many of the churches are flourishing, and they are doing so without resorting to mimicking the mega-church, evangelical style. Christianity for the Rest of Us describes this phenomenon....

    Catriona says: "Do you have any narrators for Grown Ups?"
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