Corinna Nicolaou

A None's Story packages sociology and history into an engaging personal story that puts a human face on the fast-growing movement of the 'nones' in American religious life. Nicolaou's spiritual peregrinations are presented in ways that are informative and also frankly fun. (Jana Riess, senior columnist, Religion News Service)

Nicolaou's writing is full of intelligence, curiosity, and honesty. In her quest for spiritual identity, she touches on one of our deepest desires: to live a life of meaning and connection in a world that too often feels radicalized and divided. A None's Story is more than a memoir: it is an exploratory map that we might follow to better understand our own journeys toward an understanding of faith, its failures, and its rewards. (Kim Barnes, author of In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country)

Nicolaou puts flesh and blood on one of the most important trends in religious America: the rise of the 'nones,' people who claim no religious affiliation yet aren't atheists either. From mosque to church to synagogue to Zen temple, she approaches her quest with a keen eye and a big heart―a well as a welcome dash of humor. A None's Story is a book everyone will enjoy. (Eric Weiner, New York Times best-selling author of Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley)

Perfect for those looking to ground themselves in the overlapping but often contradictory morals of the world's major religions, Nicolaou's book vividly and respectfully unpacks the nature of spiritual practice. (Publishers Weekly)

 

About the Author

Corinna Nicolaou is a writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles TimesTexas ObserverSalon, and Narrative Magazine, among other publications. Her commentaries have aired on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and her writing can be found on her blog, One None Gets Some: Mining Religion for Essential Wisdom to Live Better.

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ISBN: 9780231173957
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Published: Columbia University Press - June 11th, 2017

The rising population known as "nones" for its members' lack of religious affiliation is changing American society, politics, and culture. Many nones believe in God and even visit places of worship, but they do not identify with a specific faith or belong to a spiritual community.


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A None's Story: Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780231173940
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Published: Columbia University Press - March 1st, 2016

The rising population known as "nones" for its members' lack of religious affiliation is changing American society, politics, and culture. Many nones believe in God and even visit places of worship, but they do not identify with a specific faith or belong to a spiritual community.