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So you have a problem with evangelical Christians? Which ones? Such is the question religion-in-public-life author Tom Krattenmaker poses to his fellow progressives in The Evangelicals You Don t Know. In his new book, challenges stereotypes aboutMoreSo you have a problem with evangelical Christians? Which ones? Such is the question religion-in-public-life author Tom Krattenmaker poses to his fellow progressives in The Evangelicals You Don t Know. In his new book, challenges stereotypes about evangelical Christians and introduces secular-progressives to a movement of new evangelicals who are bringing forth a new, non-partisan expression of evangelicalism and creating new opportunities for alliances and partnerships to advance the common good. Krattenmaker argues that the cultural fault lines no longer divide the religious from the secular, or the evangelicals from everyone else. Rather, the lines that matter now run between the fundamentalist culture warriors of both the left and right on one side, and, on the other, the good-doers of any faith persuasion, or none, who want to work together to solve our culture s problems and introduce a new civility and decency to our shared national life. Krattenmaker is one of the best-informed non-evangelicals writing about evangelicalism in American public life. He offers interesting stories, intriguing character sketches, and lively, incisive writing, in a highly readable and engaging book. The author recounts the findings and insights gleaned from his many years of engagement with evangelical America and draws conclusions sure to surprise, challenge, and even inspire non-evangelicals who had written off this controversial and influential faith movement. The Evangelicals You Don t Know offers a refreshing alternative exploring the aspects of evangelicalism that are most distasteful and threatening to secular-progressives and liberal religionists offering instead a hopeful introduction to promising new currents rising among theologically conservative Christians.