The Religious Lives of Older Laywomen provides a study of the generation of mainstream Christian laywomen born in the 1920s and 1930s (Generation A). Now in their 70s, 80s, and 90s, these women are often described as the 'backbone' of the Church and are not being replaced by their children or grandchildren (the baby boomers and generations X, Y, and Z). Abby Day highlights that while the prevalence of older laywomen in mainstream Christian congregations
is widely accepted, surprisingly little is known about them. Day asks what their beliefs, behaviours, and patterns of religiosity can tell us about the changing character of contemporary religion.