Matthew Ingold

  • 1
  • review
  • 1
  • helpful vote
  • 3
  • ratings
  • Bad Religion

  • How We Became a Nation of Heretics
  • By: Ross Douthat
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

Ross Douthat, the youngest-ever op-ed columnist for the New York Times, has emerged as one of the most provocative and influential voices of his generation. Now he offers a masterful and hard-hitting account of how American Christianity has gone off the rails - and why it threatens to take American society with it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe not best as an audio book

  • By Linwood on 05-02-12

Most Christian book of our time

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-16

Ross does two things that most 21st Century Christians fail to do in our present era.

1. He goes beyond the common denominator of mere Christianity to objectively call out what is and is not Christianity.

2. He conveys his argument in a gentle and fatherly way that is respectful of the reader and their particular creed, yet assertive in delivering the radical challenge of Christ, which the orthodox Christian Faith's have preserved over the millennia.

This is an academic and scholarly read, so if you are like me, it may get dull at times. Nonetheless, I applaud Ross for the way he so delicately, yet strongly, challenges American culture to see the great value of authentic Christian culture, and the universal danger of watering it down to an unorthodox relative dogma to be used for one's own personal justification.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful