Read The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University by Kevin Roose Free Online


Ebook The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University by Kevin Roose read! Book Title: The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University
The author of the book: Kevin Roose
ISBN: No data
ISBN 13: No data
Language: English
Edition: Grand Central Publishing
Date of issue: March 26th 2009
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 39.94 MB
City - Country: No data
Loaded: 2408 times
Reader ratings: 5.9

Read full description of the books:



As a sophomore at Brown University, Kevin Roose didn't have much contact with the Religious Right. Raised in a secular home by staunchly liberal parents, he fit right in with Brown's sweatshop-protesting, fair-trade coffee-drinking, God-ambivalent student body. So when he had a chance encounter with a group of students from Liberty University, a conservative Baptist university in Lynchburg, Virginia, he found himself staring across a massive culture gap. But rather than brush the Liberty students off, Roose decided to do something much bolder: he became one of them.
Liberty University is the late Rev. Jerry Falwell's proudest accomplishment - a 10,000-student conservative Christian training ground. At Liberty, students (who call themselves "Champions for Christ") take classes like Introduction to Youth Ministry and Evangelism 101. They hear from guest speakers like Mike Huckabee and Karl Rove, they pray before every class, and they follow a 46-page code of conduct called "The Liberty Way" that prohibits drinking, smoking, R-rated movies, contact with the opposite sex, and witchcraft. Armed with an open mind and a reporter's notebook, Roose dives into life at Bible Boot Camp with the goal of connecting with his evangelical peers by experiencing their world first-hand.
Roose's semester at Liberty takes him to church, class, and choir practice at Rev. Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church. He visits a support group for recovering masturbation addicts, goes to an evangelical hip-hop concert, and participates in a spring break mission trip to Daytona Beach, where he learns how to convert bar-hopping co-eds to Christianity. Roose struggles with his own faith throughout, and in a twist that could only have been engineered by a higher power, he conducts what would turn out to be the last in-depth interview of Rev. Falwell's life. Hilarious and heartwarming, respectful and thought-provoking, Roose's embedded report from the front lines of the culture war will inspire and entertain believers and non-believers alike.


Download The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University PDF The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University PDF
Download The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University ERUB The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University PDF
Download The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University DOC The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University PDF
Download The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University TXT The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University PDF



Read information about the author

Ebook The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University read Online! Kevin Roose is a 21-year-old senior at Brown University, a freelance journalist, and the author of "The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University." During his sophomore year at Brown, Kevin left to spend a semester "abroad" at Liberty University, Jerry Falwell's "Bible Boot Camp" for young evangelicals, in order to learn about the lives of his Christian peers by living, studying, and praying among them. Kevin is a regular columnist for the Brown Daily Herald and a contributor to Esquire, SPIN, and mental_floss.

For more information, visit Kevin's blog at http://www.kevinroose.com/blog, or follow him on Twitter.


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


BENJAMIN

Book will go one time.

ALBERT

He does not stop applaud author and his works.

MEGAN

Reality has surpassed expectations.

JOSEPH

Fun book for children and their parents

LUCY

Do you need a book to diversify your evening? Maybe you found her.




Add a comment




Download EBOOK The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University by Kevin Roose Online free

PDF: the-unlikely-disciple-a-sinners-semester-at-americas-holiest-university.pdf The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University PDF
ERUB: the-unlikely-disciple-a-sinners-semester-at-americas-holiest-university.epub The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University ERUB
DOC: the-unlikely-disciple-a-sinners-semester-at-americas-holiest-university.doc The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University DOC
TXT: the-unlikely-disciple-a-sinners-semester-at-americas-holiest-university.txt The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University TXT