"In your hands is one of the sharpest and informed evaluations of the state of evangelicalism. Read it slowly. Ponder it. Plot a better evangelicalism."
Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies
North Park University
"In compelling fashion, Fitch digs deep to examine how key U.S. evangelical beliefs actually function as an ideology rather than gospel. He calls us from a Christianity that acts as 'ideology' to one that authentically incarnates Jesus' life and mission. What a book! This one will knock you back on your heels."
--Howard A. Snyder
Professor of Wesley Studies
Tyndale Seminary, Ontario, Canada
"This is a significant book for those wrestling with the theological and cultural integrity of the Evangelical movement in a post-Christian setting."
--John R. Franke
Clemens Professor of Missional Theology
Biblical Seminary, Hatfield, Pennsylvania
"David Fitch explores three key issues that symbolize the evangelical conundrum-the inerrant Bible, the decision for Christ, and the Christian nation-by reframing them through missional theology. This is a timely and crucial read for those concerned about the evangelical movement."
--Craig Van Gelder
Professor of Congregational Mission
Luther Seminary, St. Paul --Wipf and Stock Publishers
David E. Fitch is B. R. Lindner Professor of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary, Lombard IL. He is also a pastor at Life on the Vine Christian Community in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. He is the author of The Great Giveaway (2005).
I think this book mostly went over my head ? However, I was able to take some truths and preach a sermon. Great synopsis of Brian Mclaren.Published 4 months ago by Andrewvan
This is the book I wanted to write, but I could never have done it justice in the way that Fitch did. He put it all together for me in a way that made sense. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Joseph W. Holbrook
[ This review originally appeared in
THE ENGLEWOOD REVIEW OF BOOKS - 22 April 2011 ]
David Fitch's first book, The Great Giveaway: Reclaiming the Mission of the... Read more