Wall Street Journal reviews book on faith and family

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 28 2014 11:32 a.m. MST

Parents do have an influence in the way their kids learn about religion, according to the Wall Street Journal's recent book review of "Faith and Family: How Religion is Passed Down across Generations."

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Parents influence the way their kids learn about religion, according to the Wall Street Journal’s recent book review of “Faith and Family: How Religion is Passed Down across Generations.”

“The common assumption is that children today are subject to greater influence than ever before from their peers and the surrounding culture,” WSJ reported on the book that was penned by Vern Bengtson. “But ‘parents have more religious influence than they think,’ the authors say, whether gauged by biblical literalism (that is, a willingness to see religious texts as the word of God and not as mere ethical guides), the frequency of church attendance or religious affiliation itself.”

Read the full review at WSJ.com.

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