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Death by Suburb: How to Keep the Suburbs from Killing Your Soul

Paperback. Pub Date: 2007 Pages: 240 in Publisher: HarperOne A great number of seekers find themselves in the seemingly. Unreal world of the suburbs on They read spirituality books but find themselves in carpools and coaching soccer not in. monasteries Dave Goetz . a former pastor. shows that the suburbs are a real world. but a spiritually corrosive one. The land of SUVs and soccer leagues can truly be toxic to the soul. Suburbanites need to understand how the environment affects them and what spiritual disciplines are needed for their faith to survive and thrive. Goetz identifies eight toxins in the suburban life. such as hyper-competition and the transactional friendship. and suggests eight corresponding disciplines to keep the spiritual life authentic. Goetz weaves sociology studies. his own experiences. current events . wisdom of the spiritual masters. and a little humor...

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