"The old way of being churchmeasured by political influence, money, and congregants in the pewsmay indeed be vanishing, but it is being replaced by something new and beautiful for those with the eyes, ears, heart, and soul to experience it.
Prolific author Greg Garrett reminds Episcopalians of the many gifts that our tradition can offer a doubting and hurting world. He reveals a church that values intellect, beauty, diversity, and community, and promotes thoughtful engagement with questions of faith, ethics, and community. This church espouses a generous orthodoxy, welcoming left and right, mystic and doubter. It values education, social justice, and engagement with
literature and culture. And in opposition to the radical individualism espoused by most of American Protestantism, it offers the unique gift of a tradition shaped by English culture that believes the individual is a part of her or his communitynot in opposition to it."
has written more than 20 books of fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and translation. His latest books include My Church Is Not Dying: Episcopalians in the 21st Century (Morehouse Publishing, 2015). Professor of English at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he has received university-wide teaching honors, he also serves as Writer in Residence at the Seminary of the Southwest (where he earned his MDiv) and preaches at St. Davids Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas. Garrett is also lead writer for portions of the The Voice Bible project from Thomas Nelson, a weekly columnist on faith and culture for Patheos, and Residential Scholar at Gladstones Library in Hawarden, Wales. He has appeared on radio and television here and abroad and regularly teaches, preaches, gives readings, and leads workshops and retreats.
Have a question about this product? Ask us here.