"Though the religious dimension of gambling as a sin is examined, Gambling: Don't Bet On It is not primarily a Christian book, but rather a social issues book sounding a crucial wake-up call to gambling's harmful effects. Extensively researched and persuasively argued in terms accessible to lay readers, Gambling: Don't Bet On It makes a singularly powerful and compelling argument." --(Internet Bookwatch 2006-02-01)
In recent years, America has plunged headlong into legalized gambling in every form. Gambling is seen by many as a means to quick financial solutions—for individuals, governments, charities, and church groups alike. Its grip is so pervasive throughout our culture that it goes largely unnoticed and unquestioned.
In this newly revised and updated book, Rex M. Rogers, a recognized expert on this subject, examines the hold gambling has on our culture and how we must free ourselves from its damaging effects, both as individuals and as a society. Along with presenting a clear and biblical analysis of gambling, Rogers also discusses moral and economic arguments, charity gambling, and gambling addictions.
“Rex Rogers will open your eyes to a demonic force that is destroying lives and is eating away at the value system of the nation. His book is more than a survey of sociohistorical material on the subject of gambling—it is a call to action.”
Rex M. Rogers (Ph.D., University of Cincinnati) has been the president of Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Mich. since 1991. He is also the author and voice of the daily radio program and nationally syndicated newspaper column “Making a Difference.” Rex writes and speaks on Christian higher education, politics, leadership, and sociocultural trends.See all Editorial Reviews