American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us

by Robert Putnam, David Campbell. Simon & Schuster, 2012.

This resource makes several observations on religion in America based on research, making the case that religion still strengthens the American common good.


decline in religious observance, research on the state of religion in America

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of any faith tradition


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Place religion within its cultural context by studying the data and findings in this resource.
  • Find encouragement and signs of hope for the power of religion in America.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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