112th: Adriana Carranca on SOUL BY SOUL

Event date: 
05/02/2024 - 6:00pm


On Thursday, May 2nd at 6pm, join Columbia Global Reports, the Overseas Press Club of America, Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro, and Book Culture to celebrate the publication of Soul by Soul: The Evangelical Mission to Spread the Gospel to Muslims by Adriana Carranca. Graciela Mochkofsky and Sarah Stillman will act as discussants, moderated by Samuel Freedman. Welcome remarks from Patricia Kranz, Executive Director of the Overseas Press Club.

In order to facilitate this in-person author event, we will be partially closing the second floor starting at 5:45pm. Please review our Safety guidelines and register for the event using the link below. 


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This event is free to attend, but registration is required. A Q&A and book signing will follow.

A journey through the fault lines of contemporary religious wars

US-born Protestant evangelicalism has gone global to an extent of which many of us might be unaware. This book tells the story of Americans' colossal mobilization to proclaim Christianity "to the ends of the Earth," a movement that triumphed in the Global South, challenged the Vatican, then turned east in full force after 9/11 to spread the Gospel among Muslims. When the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq set off a wave of anti-American attacks and made the field too dangerous for US missionaries, thousands of disciples, particularly from Latin America, were mobilized to finish the task.

In Soul by Soul, journalist Adriana Carranca follows the pilgrimage of a missionary family from Brazil as they move to Afghanistan. Carranca brings us on a harrowing journey through the underground passages of the global evangelical movement as it clashes with the full force of militant Islamic groups in the Middle East and South Asia, where contemporary religious wars are being fought, soul by soul.

Adriana Carranca's work has appeared in the New York Times, the AtlanticGranta, and other publications. She is the recipient of the Overseas Press Club Scholars Award and has five books published in Portuguese, including Afghanistan after the Taliban and Iran under the Chador. She lives in Sao Paulo and New York.

Event address: 
Book Culture
536 W 112th St
New York, NY 10025
Soul by Soul: The Evangelical Mission to Spread the Gospel to Muslims By Adriana Carranca Cover Image
ISBN: 9798987053522
Availability: On hand at one or more locations, see product page for details
Published: Columbia Global Reports - April 30th, 2024