From the September/October, 2009 issue of Touchstone
Durable Divinity by Les Sillars

Durable Divinity

God Is Back: How the Global Rise of Faith Will Change the World
by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge
The Penguin Press, 2009
(416 pages, $27.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Les Sillars

The news that God Is Back will come as no surprise. Some of us, of course, were aware that he had never left. But since 9/11 even secularists have been noting, often with alarm, the growing strength of religion around the world, from the explosion of Pentecostalism in Africa and Latin America to house churches in China. Meanwhile, the number of Muslims worldwide has rocketed from 200 million in 1900 to 1.2 billion today. Numbers aside, religion is moving back into public life with a vengeance, from Ankara to Lon . . .


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