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.
- Showing Gods heart towards difficult issues of today
Platy does a good job bluntly tackling some of the most difficult topics in Christianity today. I appreciate that He seeks to show us Gods heart in not all these rather then just his own thoughts. Left me very challenged.
I greatly respect David Platt's example of taking the church out of the church building. I'm also a big fan of his first big book, Radical. Concerning this book, however, I feel that I've heard and read this all before, many times. I discovered no thoughts, challenges, or considerations from what is already out there. Yet perhaps some other folks will see some substantial ideas and arguments in there, for the first time. If so, it will provide some great dialogue material.
- Great Emphasis on Action.
Just finished listening to this book. The stories Platt shares are certainly eye-opening. Great emphasis on taking action. Important point about the real meaning of tolerance.
The Christian life is not boring. There's more than enough room on the field, so none of us need be a benchwarmer. By God's grace and power and in His way you will make a difference. You were made and saved for this. Why continue living a relatively boring life for yourself and by yourself? Jesus did a lot for us so we wouldn't worry about ourselves. Seek and pray for that position he wants you to take for Him.
I must say (and as you may suppose from the cover) certain portions of the content may not be appropriate for young listeners.
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