The Nones Are Alright: A New Generation of Seekers, Believers, and Those In Between

Up to 30% of not one but two entire generations of Americans have chosen to live a life free from religion. The Nones Are Alright investigates how and why the exodus from organized religion is occurring, by telling the personal stories of members of the generation born in the 60s and 70s, when their Boomer parents severed their own ties with organized religion, and the stories of those born in the 80s and 90s, when Fundamentalism was on the rise. By delving into profiles of individuals, it contrasts the stories of “nones,” atheists and agnostics with the stories of those who took an opposite track: who defied the trend and found religion as adults, or who experienced a startling conversion from the religion of their childhood to a completely new set of beliefs, and those who’ve remained in the religion of their childhood, but have re-imagined and redefined what it means to be religious today.

Orbis Books, 2015.

The Nones