Kill-De-Sac by Raymond J. Keating

Kill-De-Sac

Death By Suburb: How To Keep the Suburbs From Killing Your Soul
by David L. Goetz
HarperSanFrancisco, 2006
(214 pages, $23.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Raymond J. Keating

The US Census Bureau reports that roughly half of Americans live in the suburbs. Does this suburban life jeopardize their souls? Based on his own experiences as a suburbanite, David L. Goetz worries that getting caught up in the daily trappings and affluence of modern suburban life can pull one away from Jesus Christ.

“I think my suburb,” he writes, “as safe and religiously coated as it is, keeps me from Jesus. Or at least, my suburb (and the religion of the suburbs) obscures the real Jesus. The living pat . . .