Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

by Robert Wuthnow. Princeton University Press, 2013.

This resource draws from research and interviews to accurately depict small town America.


insight from more than 700 interviews, impact of faith on rural communities, observations on small towns

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Learn how your congregation can draw upon strengths by reading the chapter on the impact of faith on community life.

About the Contributor

Beth Booram

Beth Booram is the co-founder and director of Fall Creek Abbey, an urban retreat center in Indianapolis dedicated to “renewing the contemplative spirit.” In addition, she is a trained spiritual director and author of several books including When Faith Becomes Sight. Beth worked for five years on contract as a resource consultant with the Center for Congregations. 


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