This book is presented as “core-curriculum” for young adults and new believers alike, who wish to not only survive but thrive as Christians in our challenging, secular, atheistic culture. This five-fold foundation can help us stand as well as advance against today’s increasingly strong cultural headwinds. A ̶ Empowering spirituality in keeping with Christianity’s rich 2000 year history. B ̶ Exposé of today’s atheistic, materialistic culture. C ̶ Basic religious literacy (including atheism as a belief system). D ̶ A lay person’s strategies for validating foundational assumptions. E ̶ A dynamic encounter with the Bible’s Mother-Story.