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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: P & R Publishing; 1st edition (February 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596384050
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596384057
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #727,837 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Carl Trueman is at his brilliant, provocative, hysterical best. Reading Trueman is always enlightening and always an event. . . . These chapters will edify, entertain, and occasionally infuriate. What more could one ask for in a book?"
--Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan

"Though he might not take himself too seriously, Carl Trueman takes the gospel very seriously in this wonderful little book. Trueman offers laugh-out-loud, insightful commentary on theology, culture, the church, and the Christian life. His rapier wit cuts through absurdity and bad theology like a hot knife through butter." --J. V. Fesko, Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Westminster Seminary California

"Though he might not take himself too seriously, Carl Trueman takes the gospel very seriously in this wonderful little book. Trueman offers laugh-out-loud, insightful commentary on theology, culture,
the church, and the Christian life. His rapier wit cuts through absurdity and bad theology like a hot knife through butter." --J. V. Fesko, Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Westminster Seminary California

About the Author

Carl R. Trueman is Professor of Historical Theology and Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia.

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Carl R. Trueman is Professor of Historical Theology and Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary (PA). He is the author of a number of books, including John Owen: Reformed Catholic, Renaissance Man (Ashgate, 2007) and Republocrat: Confessions of a Liberal Conservative (P and R, 2010).

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At least when it comes to making you think, laugh and repent at the same time.
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What was most ironic to me is that it is in vogue in evangelicalism to fancy yourself a student of the culture and to use words like contextualization, etc.
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For me this was a helpful opportunity to rethink how I spend my time and what I'm doing with it online specifically.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Nate Claiborne on May 4, 2012
Format: Paperback
Carl Trueman is probably one of my favorite writers. While there is certainly a plethora of Christian theologians writing books, and many of those books well written treatises, few of those books are written with the literary and satirical flourish that Carl Trueman employs. I read a lot and I enjoy most of what I read. But, I don't often get excited about what I'm reading or enjoy it because of the literary style. When I have in the recent past, it has frequently been because I just read a book by Carl Trueman.

Whether you're a Democrat or Republican (or neither) Trueman's Republocrat will make you rethink your politics. Similarly, his Histories and Fallacies should be required reading of anyone serious about learning from history. He also has several collections of essays, this being the third such one published. I had checked the first two collections out of the library while in Dallas, and they made great poolside reading. Seeing as summer is on its way (or in my case, it never really completely left) you might want to pick this up for some light reading of your own.

While I would classify this essay collection as "light" reading, there is kind of a heavy after effect to processing Trueman's thoughts. Rather than digging into the depths of some doctrine or reframing the way you read some section of Scripture, Trueman instead turns much of our evangelical subculture and Church practices on their collective heads.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By anatoly on February 13, 2014
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Trueman never fails. At least when it comes to making you think, laugh and repent at the same time. I loved every essay in it no matter what it was about. I saw how deeply I am trapped in today's culture and how blind I am to the fact most of the time. And I also had to consult my dictionary quite a few times!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JessB on February 23, 2013
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This is a book of short essays. They are sarcasticly humorous, not so much to be funny just to be funny, but to make a point - and sometimes you realize that it's about you. (No, not specifically you, but people in general who do things like you and I do).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By doran2earth on August 28, 2012
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If you are expecting another snoozer about the current state of affairs within the modern Christian church...you won't find it here! Trueman is about as unorthodox as a critical thinker and serious author can be. His insights, dry wit and unbiased perspective offer the reader much to contemplate. I find myself questioning my objectivity and perspective about important matters of faith and human nature; without fearing my faith will be compromised. A very refreshing read, and one that should stretch all who flip its pages.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Perry Stahlman on September 6, 2012
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Trueman skewers some of the annoying trends embedded in the Zeitgeist that pass for conventional wisdom, but without the stultifying crankiness and sanctimony of the typical purveyor of the genre. Witty, sometimes outrageous, but always illuminating and fun. Highly recommend.
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