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In the Land of Believers - An Outsider's Extraordinary Journey into the Heart of the Evangelical Church

Gina Welch

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Ever since evangelical Christians rose to national prominence, mainstream America has tracked their every move with a nervous eye. But in spite of this vigilance, our understanding hasn't gone beyond the caricatures. Who are evangelicals, really? What are they like in private, and what do they want? Is it possible that beneath the differences in culture and language, church and party, we might share with them some common purpose? To find out, Gina Welch, a young secular Jew from Berkeley, joined Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church. Over the course of nearly two years, Welch immersed herself in the life and language of the devout: she learned to interpret the world like an evangelical, weathered the death of Falwell, and embarked on a mission trip to Alaska intended to save one hundred souls. Alive to the meaning behind the music and the mind behind the slogans, Welch recognized the allure of evangelicalism, even for the godless, realizing that the congregation met needs and answered questions she didn't know she had. What emerges is a riveting account of a skeptic's transformation from uninformed cynicism to compassionate understanding, and a rare view of how evangelicals see themselves.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Judith Brackley

Length:

13h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

16:09


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

32:09


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

31:39


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

53:15


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

27:55


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

24:06


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

24:28


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

09:08


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

19:43


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

19:39


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

10:48


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

17:55


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

17:24


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

48:04


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

10:49


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

37:19


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

57:17


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

27:31


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

12:12


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

43:11


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

38:16


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

25:15


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

16:47


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

51:47


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

27:52


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

24:11


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

43:07


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

26:47