The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University

The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University

Kevin Roose


No drinking.
No smoking.
No cursing.

No dancing.
No R-rated movies.

Kevin Roose wasn't used to principles like those. As a sophomore at Brown University, he spent his days consuming fair-trade espresso, making a song in an a cappella team, and becoming correct in with Brown's free-spirited, ultra-liberal pupil physique. but if Roose leaves his Ivy League confines to spend a semester at Liberty University, a conservative Baptist college in Lynchburg, Virginia, obedience is not any longer optional.

Liberty is the overdue Reverend Jerry Falwell's "Bible Boot Camp" for younger evangelicals, his education flooring for the subsequent new release of America's spiritual correct. Liberty's 10000 undergraduates take classes like Evangelism one zero one, pay attention from visitor audio system like Sean Hannity and Karl Rove, and keep on with a forty-six-page code of behavior that regulates each point in their social lives. Hoping to connect to his evangelical friends, Roose makes a decision to sign up at Liberty as a brand new move pupil, jumping around the God Divide and chronicling his adventures during this bold file from front traces of America's tradition war.

His trip takes him from an evangelical hip-hop live performance to choir perform at Falwell's mythical Thomas Road Baptist Church. He experiments with prayer, participates in a spring holiday project journey to Daytona Beach (where he learns to evangelise the gospel to partying coeds), and can pay a trip to each Man's Battle, an on-campus help crew for persistent masturbators. He meets pastors' young children, closet doubters, Christian rebels, and conducts what often is the final print interview of Rev. Falwell's existence.

Hilarious and heartwarming, respectful and thought-provoking, THE not likely DISCIPLE will encourage and entertain believers and nonbelievers alike.

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