Category Culture

Counter Culture

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Counter Culture
By David Platt
Tyndale Publishing
Retail Price:  $19.99
Amazon Price: $14.99

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.

Review

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.

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    Be the People

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    Be the People
    by Carol M Swain
    Zondervan
    Retail Price $24.99
    Amazon Price: $16.99

    Book Description: 

    An insightful analysis of the forces of deception rapidly reshaping America’s morals, social policies, and culture, with a call to specific action, written by a thoughtful and courageous Christian social scientist on the front lines of today’s issues.Cultural elites in the media, academia, and politics are daily deceiving millions of Americans into passively supporting policies that are detrimental to the nation and their own best interest. Although some Americans can see through the smokescreen, they feel powerless to redirect the forces inside and outside government that radically threaten cherished values and principles.

    Drawing on her training in political science and law, Dr. Swain thoughtfully examines the religious significance of the founding of our nation and the deceptions that have infiltrated our daily lives and now threaten traditional families, unborn children, and members of various racial and ethnic groups—as well as national sovereignty itself–and provides action points for the people of this country to make the political system more responsive.

    The book is divided into two sections:

    • Forsaking what we once knew
    • Re-embracing truth and justice in policy choices

    It also covers key topics such as:

    • America’s shift to moral relativism
    • America’s religious roots
    • Abortion’s fragile facade
    • Historical and biblical views on families and children
    • Erosion of rule of law, national security, and immigration
    • Racial and ethnic challenges
    • Reclaiming the future

    Review

    This is a fantastic book on American Culture past, present and future.  The author is obviously an intelligent woman who draws from her background in political science and law to present us a dramatic overview of where our Nation began, where we are now and what the future holds.  This book is a thought-provoking call to action for believers to take back American Culture for God.   It was enlightening read that will light a fire under you to make a difference.

    ~Reviewed by Kathy R.

     

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