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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (44 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Narrator: Renée Raudman Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2007 ISBN: 9781400174102
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For too long the subject of religion has been politicized by the Right and largely ignored by the Left, as American churches have become increasingly more concerned with what people do with their bodies than with their souls. Now Kathleen Kennedy Townsend issues a spiritual call to arms to all those who feel that churches in America today—Catholic and Protestant alike—are

FAILING AMERICA'S FAITHFUL

Kennedy Townsend recalls what it was like to grow up as a member of a prominent Catholic family at a time when both America and the Church were undergoing a revolutionary transformation. She shows how today's churches, allied with the political right, have created a new social agenda and have become obsessed with fighting legislative battles about personal and private issues, while the neediest of our country are forgotten. But opposition to this distortion of Christian traditions has been growing. Powerful and provocative, this book demonstrates how Americans can reclaim their religious traditions and transform their churches, their lives, and this very nation.

"Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is a woman of passion, integrity, and faith. Her Christian witness requires her to remember and act on Jesus' repeated instructions to love our neighbors, care for the poor, and repair the breaches among us. She makes a compelling case for those who share her faith to do the same." —President William Jefferson Clinton Download and start listening now!

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  • Renée Raudman interprets in an easy-to-listen-to voice. AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Canady | 11/10/2012

    " I greatly appreciated Townsend's perspective as a faithful Christian and concerns she has about the mixing of politics and religion. I think she presents a fair critique of both the left and the right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 1/25/2011

    " It's comforting to find there are other people who see how religion and faith has been twisted into a political strategy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mariel Dennis | 10/8/2010

    " I was moved by this book. A challenge it presents to put some feet to one's faith and to serve as Jesus did. That our role is not to judge but to love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 4/18/2010

    " GREAT book. Highly recommend it for any who is spiritual and bothered with current day organized religion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 3/25/2010

    " Very thought provoking; Kathleen manages to put me in touch with my religious and political beliefs -- ouch! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Labarry | 7/26/2009

    " I loved this book! It was a very interesting read, especially for a Catholic Woman. It's more about the church's loss of focus on people and social justice, and it's unhealthy obsession with one issue. A must read for all young Catholic Women. Even if you are a hardline Catholic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Labarry | 1/15/2009

    " I loved this book! It was a very interesting read, especially for a Catholic Woman. It's more about the church's loss of focus on people and social justice, and it's unhealthy obsession with one issue. A must read for all young Catholic Women. Even if you are a hardline Catholic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 10/10/2008

    " GREAT book. Highly recommend it for any who is spiritual and bothered with current day organized religion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 8/22/2007

    " Very thought provoking; Kathleen manages to put me in touch with my religious and political beliefs -- ouch! "

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About the Author

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is the daughter of Robert Kennedy and the former lieutenant governor of Maryland.

About the Narrator

Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, magazines, and apps, with over 700 million products sold each year. DPW consists of an extensive worldwide books and magazines licensing structure as well as vertically integrated publishing imprints, including Disney-Hyperion and Disney Press in the US and Disney Libri in Italy. DPW’s digital products include bestselling e-book titles and award-winning original apps. Disney English is DPW’s English language learning business, which includes learning centers in China and a worldwide retail-licensing program. Headquartered in Glendale, California, DPW publishes books, magazines, and digital products in 85 countries in 75 languages. For more information visit www.disneypublishing.com.