When God Talks Back

When God Talks BackOne of my favorite books about religion, this is a very readable study of evangelical faith from an anthropologist’s point of view. I came across it after a great Fresh Air interview with the author¬†and then it was also on the New York Times 100 most notable books of 2012. The world Luhrmann describes is somewhat magical and medieval in the best sense, a world where God can talk to you and miracles still happen. And you are always loved. Honestly, it sounds great. Just reading about someone’s firm belief in something unprovable is beautiful too, like the following passage, which I find so moving and powerful.