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Publisher's Summary

In Got Religion?, veteran journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley sets out to identify and meet with religious leaders across America who are successfully engaging and growing the number of young members in their congregation. In interviews with clergy, academics, and (most importantly) the young men and women themselves, she uncovers a series of practical cross-denominational solutions that leaders of all faiths can employ in their own communities.

Through a series of vignettes, Riley discusses how an all-American mosque, a Catholic teacher-training program, an evangelical church plant, and a synagogue-hopping program, for instance, can not only foster a sense of community among young people, but also successfully compete against modernday entertainment. She shows how service-based programs encourage ownership of faith, how churches can collaborate to bring in new members without stealing each other's sheep, how congregations have asked older members to give up some responsibility to encourage young adults to step up, and how a focus on the old-fashioned concept of neighborhood can reinvigorate faith communities.

An essential guide for religious leaders who are trying to grow their congregation of emerging adults, Got Religion? provides a broad, ecumenical view of the problem and offers proven methods in getting young adults to commit to religious institutions for now and years to come.

The book is published by Templeton Press.

©2014 Naomi Schaefer Riley (P)2014 Redwood Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"For those concerned about the religious lives of emerging adults, Got Religion? will be essential reading. (Christian Smith, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of sociology and principle investigator, National Study of Youth and Religion)
"Chocked full of ideas and insights, this is a book that anyone interested in "youth engagement" should read." (Jonathan D. Sarna, president, Association for Jewish Studies)

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