Reasons To Believe: One Man's Journey Among the Evangelicals and the Faith He Left Behind

Paperback | February 24, 2009

byJohn Marks

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Born again at sixteen, John Marks later abandoned his faith. In Reasons to Believe he attempts to cross a deep cultural barrier to understand those who now condemn his way of life. He speaks at length with missionaries, political activists, theologians—the rich and powerful, the poor and broken, and the pastors who have turned small congregations into megachurches. The result is a remarkable, intimate portrait of evan-gelicals, one of the most influential forces in America today, and the unforgettable story of how a lapsed believer came to terms with his faith.

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Born again at sixteen, John Marks later abandoned his faith. In Reasons to Believe he attempts to cross a deep cultural barrier to understand those who now condemn his way of life. He speaks at length with missionaries, political activists, theologians—the rich and powerful, the poor and broken, and the pastors who have turned small co...

After writing forU.S. News & World Reportfor a decade, John Marks became a producer for Morley Safer at60 Minutes. Marks is the author of three novels;Reasons to Believeis his first work of nonfiction. He is a Texas native and a graduate of Davidson College, and has an MA in creative writing from the University of Iowa. He lives in Mas...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:February 24, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060832770

ISBN - 13:9780060832773

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“For an intelligent, first-person tour through the large American evangelical landscape, readers could not do much better than John Marks’s REASONS TO BELIEVE.”