Spiritual Transformation in America

What it means to all of us

by Carol B. Green



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/7/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 304
ISBN : 9781452066165
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 304
ISBN : 9781452066158
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 304
ISBN : 9781452066172

About the Book

Spiritual Transformation in America—what it means to all of us


The United States is reported to be the most religious nation in the Western world. Nevertheless, major shifts are taking place in affiliation, observance, and practices. Exposure to different cultures, religions and spiritual practices is influencing what we think and what we believe. Tough questions are asked; contradictions are explored; conventional wisdom is challenged. Read and understand what is behind the dramatic spiritual and religious changes taking place in America.

Most religions have lost ground. Americans have become “freelancers“. They are exploring new faiths and new dimensions in spirituality.41 percent of Americans no longer follow the religion they were brought up in. Fewer belong to congregations The “Bible Belt” is less Baptist. The “Rust Belt” is less Catholic. Religions are using technology to reinvent services

There is more, much more to this story. Learn which church is losing membership at the highest rate. Discover which religions are gaining members and what is influencing their growth. Understand the generational gap in religious belief and practice, and what it means politically. The author asks the question that is often avoided: "Just what do we believe when we say we believe in God?”

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“Carol Green has written a remarkable book covering every aspect of religion—from sex to astrology. Green challenges conventional wisdom and unveils contradictions. Her book raises critical questions about the role of religion and spirituality in our own lives. It also provides a comprehensive backdrop describing religion in America, where it is and where it is going. A must read for any educated citizen.”

Dr. Nancy K. Schlossberg, Professor Emerita, University of Maryland. Author: Revitalizing Retirement: Reshaping Your Identity, Relationships and Purpose

About the Author

Carol B. Green served as President/CEO of Weight Watchers of the Rocky Mountain Region, Inc. and Franchise Systems International, Inc. She was considered an authority on franchising, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Business Age, D&B Reports and many other publications. Her book, The Franchise Survival Guide, published in 1993, was a Fortune Book Club selection.

Ms. Green responsibilities included the oversight and supervision of marketing and market research in all companies with which she was associated.. It is this area of expertise that she brings to this book, Spiritual Transformation in America.

Mrs. Green has served on boards of directors of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. She currently serves as Vice Chairman of First America Bank with operations in Sarasota and Manatee counties in Florida. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Loretto Heights College, where she subsequently served on the Board of Trustees. Loretto Heights College has since merged into Regis University.