- Product Review (submitted on August 3, 2014):
Culture Shock: A Biblical Response to Today's Most Divisive Issues by Chip Ingram discusses a how Christians can biblically handle hot topics such as sex, homosexuality, abortion, politics, and the environment in a loving, but biblical way.
There are many times when someone will comment about Christians being “Bible thumpers” or unconnected with the culture. There are times when I have seen Christians who mean well turn someone away because of their lack of understanding on the culture or a particular topic. This is one reason I enjoy books like Culture Shock, because they can help me understand the culture and provide insight into addressing hot topics in a God honoring way.
I found Culture Shock to be very beneficial with this. Did I necessarily agree with everything, no, but I found a wealth of information in this book that will help me handle situations differently. I think Chip provided a number of good suggestions to engage the culture and to present a biblical response to some of the hottest topics today.
I have not taken a lot of time to think about how Christians are to handle politics and the role the church plays in this. I also haven’t taken the time to think as much about Christians' roles in the environment. I enjoyed learning Chip’s view on this as it helped me think about some topics I had not taken the time to consider much before. As I said, there were some things in this book I did not agree with, but overall, I found it to challenge me to think about my views.
I enjoyed the narration of this title. If you have read many of my other audiobook reviews, you will know I don’t usually like books that are not read by the author. This title surprised me as I enjoyed the narration.
Overall, I found this audiobook beneficial. I enjoyed the narration and the information I learned from the book.
*I received a copy of this audiobook from the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my honest review.