By Christopher P. Scheitle, Roger Finke
Lavishly illustrated with over a hundred colour pictures, Places of Faith takes readers on a desirable spiritual highway journey. Christopher Scheitle and Roger Finke have crisscrossed the US, vacationing church buildings in small cities and rural components, in addition to the mega-churches, storefronts, synagogues, Islamic facilities, japanese temples, and different locations of religion in significant towns. every one cease on their journey offers a chance to introduce a specific present of yankee faith. Memphis serves as a window into the Black Church, a trip to Colorado Springs presents perception into evangelicalism, and a cease in Detroit sheds mild on American Muslims. Readers stopover at Hare Krishnas in San Francisco, the Amish in crucial Pennsylvania, and a "cowboy church" in Amarillo, Texas. because the authors trip around the nation, they retell certain spiritual histories and contact on neighborhood non secular profiles and traits. They draw from conversations they'd with pastors, imams, bishops, clergymen, and clergymen, in addition to traditional believers of every kind. so much of all, they inform the reader what they observed and heard, placing a human face on America's brilliant non secular diversity.