Sundays in America (Paperback)

A Yearlong Road Trip in Search of Christian Faith

By Suzanne Strempek Shea

Beacon Press (MA), 9780807072257, 313pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2009



A guide for those seeking a new house for their worship, as well as an insightful road trip for the cultural armchair explorer, 'Sundays in America' weaves the colourful, individual threads of Christianity in America today into a vibrant tapestry of one of America's most prominent faith traditions.

Praise For Sundays in America: A Yearlong Road Trip in Search of Christian Faith

A captivating trip into the heart of non-Catholic Christian America that reveals the amazing diversity of one complex faith.—Booklist, starred review

"It's not the famous people and places that make this book a good read; it's the typical Americans practicing their faith, day by day."—John Lewis, Baltimore magazine

"Sundays in America does for us what most of us cannot do for ourselves: it puts us in the pews of dozens of churches all across America as an 'inside outsider' to contemporary Christianity. This book is for anyone looking to understand, evaluate, or reignite their Christian faith through the prism of curiosity and the spirit of exploration."—Kristin Hahn, author of In Search of Grace

"I can think of no better companion on a spiritual journey than Suzanne Strempek Shea. In Sundays in America, with her trademark humor and grace, she takes the reader's hand and shows us churches across the United States, pointing out the subtleties and details that we would otherwise have missed." —Ann Hood, author of The Knitting Circle