American Peace Pipe by Thomas A. Baima

American Peace Pipe

The Seven Faith Tribes: Who They Are, What They Believe, and Why They Matter
by George Barna
Barna Books/Tyndale House, 2009
(235 pages, $24.99, hardcover)

reviewed by Thomas A. Baima

The Seven Faith Tribes presents George Barna’s “big idea” for confronting the culture wars in the United States. His concern is that “America is being torn apart by our failure to talk and work together toward a shared set of desired outcomes, based on a common set of values that we possess.” To address this crisis, Barna writes a prescription: “To achieve positive outcomes . . . requires that Christians work in harmony with non-Christians—and do so without a covert evangelistic agenda.”

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Thomas A. Baima is a Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and provost of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois. He holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome/Angelicum.

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