Book Description: Welcome to the front lines. Everywhere we turn, battle lines are being drawn—traditional marriage vs. gay marriage, pro-life vs. pro-choice, personal freedom vs. governmental protection. Seemingly overnight, culture has shifted to the point where right and wrong are no longer measured by universal truth but by popular opinion. And as difficult conversations about homosexuality, abortion, and religious liberty continue to inject themselves into our workplaces, our churches, our schools, and our homes, Christians everywhere are asking the same question: How are we supposed to respond to all this? In Counter Culture, New York Times bestselling author David Platt shows Christians how to actively take a stand on such issues as poverty, sex trafficking, marriage, abortion, racism, and religious liberty—and challenges us to become passionate, unwavering voices for Christ. Drawing on compelling personal accounts from around the world, Platt presents an unapologetic yet winsome call for Christians to faithfully follow Christ into the cultural battlefield in ways that will prove both costly and rewarding. The lines have been drawn. The moment has come for Christians to rise up and deliver a gospel message that’s more radical than even the most controversial issues of our day.
I’ve become apathetic and have almost lost hope about many aspects of our culture to the point of not considering the term “war” worthwhile. In other words, I’ve given up and often shake my head in sadness as I look around. However, after reading this book, I have a renewed energy and excitement about how I can participate in this cultural war we face. This book was filled with so many gems. What we need are honesty, fully formed, mature consciences and to behave as Jesus would. This book will wake you up from the lazy slumber of procrastination. If you take all that is offered in the book to heart, you will make leaps and bounds on your spiritual journey.
~Reviewed by Dave H.