Katherine Ozment, author of Grace Without God, on tour June/July 2016

Posted By on June 22, 2016

Grace Without God coverAbout Grace Without God

• Hardcover: 320 pages
• Publisher: Harper Wave (June 21, 2016)

Meet “the Nones”—In this thought-provoking exploration of secular America, celebrated journalist Katherine Ozment takes readers on a quest to understand the trends and ramifications of a nation in flight from organized religion.

Studies show that religion makes us happier, healthier and more giving, connecting us to our past and creating tight communal bonds. Most Americans are raised in a religious tradition, but in recent decades many have begun to leave religion, and with it their ancient rituals, mythic narratives, and sense of belonging.

So how do the nonreligious fill the need for ritual, story, community, and, above all, purpose and meaning without the one-stop shop of religion? What do they do with the space left after religion? With Nones swelling to one-fourth of American adults, and more than one-third of those under thirty, these questions have never been more urgent.

Writer, journalist, and secular mother of three Katherine Ozment came face-to-face with the fundamental issue of the Nones when her son asked her the simplest of questions: “what are we?” Unsettled by her reply—“Nothing”—she set out on a journey to find a better answer. She traversed the frontier of American secular life, sought guidance in science and the humanities, talked with noted scholars, and wrestled with her own family’s attempts to find meaning and connection after religion.

Insightful, surprising, and compelling, Grace Without God is both a personal and critical exploration of the many ways nonreligious Americans create their own meaning and purpose in an increasingly secular age.

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Katherine Ozment AP photo by Chris KirzederAbout Katherine Ozment

Katherine Ozment is an award-winning journalist and former senior editor at National Geographic. Her essays and articles have been widely published in such venues as the New York Times, National Geographic, and Salon. She lives in Chicago with her husband and children.

Find out more about Katherine at her website, and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Tour Stops:

Monday, June 27th: Many Hats

Wednesday, June 29th: Literary Feline

Thursday, June 30th: Carina Gonzalez

Wednesday, July 6th: In the Garden of Eva

Monday, July 11th: Quest for Meaning

Wednesday, July 13th: A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall

Monday, July 18th: Kids Without Religion

Tuesday, July 19th: Different Than Average

Wednesday, July 20th: Book Nerd

Wednesday, July 20th: One Salty Kiss

Monday, July 25th: Left Brain Buddha

Wednesday, July 27th: Unabridged Chick

Thursday, July 28th: Life As I Know It

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