Road Trip that Changed the World, The

The Unlikely Theory that will Change How You View Culture, the Church, and, Most Importantly, Yourself

What if the problem is us? Sixty years ago a goatee beard would have gotten you beat up in a lot of places. Chin fuzz was the symbol of the Beats or Beatniks, a mid-century, marginal group who pioneered a new kind of lifestyle. Their approach to life was hedonistic, experiential, fluid, and individualistic. Their contradictory approach to spirituality combined a search for God with a search for 'kicks'.
 
In 1947, these Beatnik heroes set out on a road trip across America re-writing the "e;life-script"e; of all future generations. Theirs was a new kind of lifestyle for a secular age. Their lives then (like so many of our lives now) were built upon experience, pleasure, mobility and self-discovery. They would also model a new approach to faith: desiring Christ, while still pursuing a laundry list of vices. Yet this dream would turn into a nightmare and the open road would lead back to an ancient half-forgotten path.
This was a path trodden by millions of feet over thousands of years. It was a path that began with a single step of faith as a pilgrim named Abraham stepped away from a cynical culture. A path of devotion that would lead to a cross on a hill named Golgotha. 

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ISBN:
978-0-8024-0931-7
Published: 
May, 2012
Imprint: 
Moody Publishers
Product Format: 
Paperback
Page Count: 
288
Weight: 
0.68 lbs
Dimensions: 
5.25 x 8
Price: 
$14.99