There is renewed interest in
the power and role of faith in America.
We see candidates talking about it in campaigns. But how does it
influence how public servants in the trenches think about their work?
For the past several years,
John Calhoun has been on a cross-country quest to discover how faith motivates
some of America's
hardest-working public servants. The result? He selected 24 amazing
people who pursue a range of innovative and ambitious plans to help their
communities. Their accomplishments are impressive, deeply moving, and often
surprising. The interviewees include Christians of every denomination, Muslims,
Jews, and others, some of whom pray five times a day and some who are "not
Through the stories, Calhoun
reveals how people sustain their public work by privately calling upon their
spiritual beliefs. Readers will discover how they overcome doubt, fear
and burnout. They learn about finding a calling, about concepts that most faith
Come join New America's Religious Center Initiative for an audacious
discussion of hope.
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