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Seculosity

Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do About It

Author: 
David Zahl (Author)
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At the heart of our current moment lies a universal yearning, writes David Zahl, not to be happy or respected so much as enough—what religions call “righteous.” To fill the void left by religion, we look to all sorts of everyday activities—from eating and parenting to dating and voting—for the meaning once provided on Sunday morning. Seculosity takes a thoughtful yet entertaining tour of American “performancism.” Ultimately, Zahl brings us to a fresh appreciation for the grace of God in all its countercultural wonder. 

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ISBN: 
9781506449432
Price: 
$26.99
ISBN: 
9781506449449
Price: 
$24.99
Release date: 
April 2, 2019
Pages: 
250
Width: 
6
Height: 
9

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Slow down and open yourself to the indescribable, inexorable mystery of God's grace.

"Zahl's wise, funny book ranges from high culture to low, from Jane Austen to World Wide Wrestling, from Karl Friedrich Nietzsche to Donkey Kong to expose the false gods of the 'seculosity' that dominate our age. His message is subtle but straightforward: slow down and open yourself to the indescribable, inexorable mystery of God's grace."

David Ignatius, columnist at "The Washington Post"

He prepares the ground and plants the seed of divine grace that can—if we would just rest in it—become the healing balm for our tortured lives.

"There is no better observer of the human condition these days than David Zahl. Here he exposes the haunting inadequacy of our various and sundry religions—psychological, social, political, and even ecclesial. He prepares the ground and plants the seed of divine grace that can—if we would just rest in it—become the healing balm for our tortured lives."

Mark Galli, editor-in-chief of "Christianity Today"

"In this engaging, enjoyable book, you will find rest from the relentless effort to be enough and encounter Jesus, who truly loves you as you are."

Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church

"The central message for David Zahl—and for preaching the gospel—is that Jesus is 'not the messiah we would elect but the one who elects us.' It's a cause for rejoicing that he has put this at the heart of Seculosity, a book that reminds us that it is not our own virtue we ought to signal, but Christ’s."

Fleming Rutledge, author of "The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ"