The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University

3,96 valoración promedio
( 10.398 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780446178433: The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University

No drinking.
No smoking.
No cursing.

No dancing.
No R-rated movies.

Kevin Roose wasn't used to rules like these. As a sophomore at Brown University, he spent his days drinking fair-trade coffee, singing in an a cappella group, and fitting right in with Brown's free-spirited, ultra-liberal student body. But when Roose leaves his Ivy League confines to spend a semester at Liberty University, a conservative Baptist school in Lynchburg, Virginia, obedience is no longer optional.

Liberty is the late Reverend Jerry Falwell's "Bible Boot Camp" for young evangelicals, his training ground for the next generation of America's Religious Right. Liberty's ten thousand undergraduates take courses like Evangelism 101, hear from guest speakers like Sean Hannity and Karl Rove, and follow a forty-six-page code of conduct that regulates every aspect of their social lives. Hoping to connect with his evangelical peers, Roose decides to enroll at Liberty as a new transfer student, leaping across the God Divide and chronicling his adventures in this daring report from the front lines of America's culture war.

His journey takes him from an evangelical hip-hop concert to choir practice at Falwell's legendary Thomas Road Baptist Church. He experiments with prayer, participates in a spring break mission trip to Daytona Beach (where he learns to preach the gospel to partying coeds), and pays a visit to Every Man's Battle, an on-campus support group for chronic masturbators. He meets pastors' kids, closet doubters, Christian rebels, and conducts what would be the last print interview of Rev. Falwell's life.

Hilarious and heartwarming, respectful and thought-provoking, THE UNLIKELY DISCIPLE will inspire and entertain believers and nonbelievers alike.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Kevin Roose graduated from Brown University in 2009, where he studied English literature and wrote regular columns for the Brown Daily Herald. His work has been featured in Esquire, SPIN, mental_floss, and other publications. You can visit his Web site at www.kevinroose.com

Review:

"Hallelujah for Kevin Roose. This is a remarkable book. He takes us on a fascinating, funny, nuanced journey that doesn't condescend or make glib judgments. It's just what the culture wars need. If I didn't already have kids, I'd adopt Kevin."

--A.J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of The Year Of Living Biblically
"What happens when a Brown undergrad goes undercover at Liberty University? If he's a writer as insightful and open-minded as Kevin Roose, he ends up learning as much about himself as he does about the evangelical Christians he lives with. The Unlikely Disciple provides a funny, compassionate, and revealing look at Jerry Falwell's 'Bible Boot Camp,' and the surprisingly diverse band of true believers who make it their home."

--Tom Perrotta, New York Times bestselling author of Little Children and The Abstinence Teacher

"Kevin Roose has produced a textured, intelligent, even sympathetic, account of his semester at Liberty University. He eschews caricature and the cheap shot in favor of keen observation and trenchant analysis. THE UNLIKELY DISCIPLE is a book of uncommon wisdom and insight. I recommend it with enthusiasm."

--The Rev. Dr. Randall Balmer, Episcopal Priest and Professor of American Religious History at Barnard College, Columbia University

"[Kevin] tells his story entertainingly...level-headed, nuanced, keenly observant."
--Booklist

"Kevin Roose is a delightful writer, and this is a humane book. Read it and I predict you'll have less paranoia, more exposure to 'the other,' and a larger dose of Roose's generous and hopeful faith."
--Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christian, A Generous Orthodoxy, and Everything Must Change

"Keenly observed, funny, and compassionate. Kevin Roose parachutes us into a seldom-glimpsed and little understood pocket of America, then guides us through a story of religion and country more resonant than any of us could have imagined."
--Robert Kurson, New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Divers and Crashing Through
"This is a brilliant book. Absolutely brilliant. Roose's wisdom, humanity, and love kept me going. And I laughed. A lot."
-- Rob Bell, founding pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church and bestselling author of Velvet Elvis and Sex God

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Roose, Kevin
Editorial: Hachette Book Group
ISBN 10: 0446178438 ISBN 13: 9780446178433
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Hachette Book Group. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0446178438

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 6,79
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,95
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Roose, Kevin
ISBN 10: 0446178438 ISBN 13: 9780446178433
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2010. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería VH-9780446178433

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,04
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,37
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Roose, Kevin
ISBN 10: 0446178438 ISBN 13: 9780446178433
Nuevos Cantidad: 6
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2010. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9780446178433

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,55
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,37
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Kevin Roose
Editorial: Little, Brown Company, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0446178438 ISBN 13: 9780446178433
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Little, Brown Company, United States, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. As a student Kevin was eager for a term abroad - a break from the mind-numbing sameness of life at Brown University, one of the most liberal colleges in America. Kevin found the most foreign place he could in America s backyard. Liberty University is the late Rev. Jerry Falwell s fundamentalist Christian college for hardcore conservative Christians. The 10,000 students learn everything through a strict lens of Biblical literalism, every professor is a born-again Christian, the student code of conduct lays out a host of rules e.g. no witchcraft allowed and at spring break, they take a bus to Daytona Beach to convert the heathens. But Kevin did not go to poke fun at the students or the way of life there, far from it. He went there to try to better understand the people who are so similar and yet so different from him, to see if perhaps they have found a way to live that is more rewarding than his own. What begins as a journey to reveal what is actually going on at the nation s largest Christian fundamentalist school ends up revealing more about Kevin than he could have possibly imagined. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780446178433

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,34
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Roose, Kevin
Editorial: Grand Central Publishing 6/3/2010 (2010)
ISBN 10: 0446178438 ISBN 13: 9780446178433
Nuevos Paperback or Softback Cantidad: 8
Librería
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Grand Central Publishing 6/3/2010, 2010. Paperback or Softback. Estado de conservación: New. The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería BBS-9780446178433

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,65
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Roose, Kevin
Editorial: Grand Central Publishing (2010)
ISBN 10: 0446178438 ISBN 13: 9780446178433
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 2
Librería
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Grand Central Publishing, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New!. Nº de ref. de la librería 0446178438

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,17
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,53
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Kevin Roose
Editorial: Little, Brown Company, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0446178438 ISBN 13: 9780446178433
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Little, Brown Company, United States, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. As a student Kevin was eager for a term abroad - a break from the mind-numbing sameness of life at Brown University, one of the most liberal colleges in America. Kevin found the most foreign place he could in America s backyard. Liberty University is the late Rev. Jerry Falwell s fundamentalist Christian college for hardcore conservative Christians. The 10,000 students learn everything through a strict lens of Biblical literalism, every professor is a born-again Christian, the student code of conduct lays out a host of rules e.g. no witchcraft allowed and at spring break, they take a bus to Daytona Beach to convert the heathens. But Kevin did not go to poke fun at the students or the way of life there, far from it. He went there to try to better understand the people who are so similar and yet so different from him, to see if perhaps they have found a way to live that is more rewarding than his own. What begins as a journey to reveal what is actually going on at the nation s largest Christian fundamentalist school ends up revealing more about Kevin than he could have possibly imagined. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780446178433

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,72
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Roose, Kevin
Editorial: Grand Central Publishing (2010)
ISBN 10: 0446178438 ISBN 13: 9780446178433
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 8
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Grand Central Publishing, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería 0446178438

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,16
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,68
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Kevin Roose
Editorial: Little, Brown Company, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 0446178438 ISBN 13: 9780446178433
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Little, Brown Company, United States, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. As a student Kevin was eager for a term abroad - a break from the mind-numbing sameness of life at Brown University, one of the most liberal colleges in America. Kevin found the most foreign place he could in America s backyard. Liberty University is the late Rev. Jerry Falwell s fundamentalist Christian college for hardcore conservative Christians. The 10,000 students learn everything through a strict lens of Biblical literalism, every professor is a born-again Christian, the student code of conduct lays out a host of rules e.g. no witchcraft allowed and at spring break, they take a bus to Daytona Beach to convert the heathens. But Kevin did not go to poke fun at the students or the way of life there, far from it. He went there to try to better understand the people who are so similar and yet so different from him, to see if perhaps they have found a way to live that is more rewarding than his own. What begins as a journey to reveal what is actually going on at the nation s largest Christian fundamentalist school ends up revealing more about Kevin than he could have possibly imagined. Nº de ref. de la librería BZE9780446178433

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,91
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Roose, Kevin
Editorial: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN 10: 0446178438 ISBN 13: 9780446178433
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: 1
Librería
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Grand Central Publishing. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0446178438. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0446178438ZN

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,80
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda