Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion a
David Zahl's popular and enlightening exploration of our unintended replacement religions--career, parenting, technology, food, politics, and romance--is new in paperback, now updated and expanded with a chapter on celebrity.
In our striving, we are chasing a sense of enoughness. But it remains ever out of reach, and the effort and anxiety are burning us out. Seculosity takes a thoughtful yet entertaining tour of American ""performancism"" and its cousins, highlighting both their ingenuity and mercilessness, all while challenging the conventional narrative of religious decline. Zahl unmasks the competing pieties around which so much of our lives revolve, and he does so in a way that's at points playful, personal, and incisive. Ultimately he brings us to a fresh appreciation for the grace of God in all its countercultural wonder.