Continuing the examination of evangelical theology he started in No Place for Truth; or, Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology (Eerdmans, 1993), Wells expands on the previous work by offering a remedy to the diminished place of theology in the church by suggesting a return to a belief in God and away from culture modernization or worldliness. Wells is convincing in his statements that mass consumerism and self-obsession lead to mega-churches where the "consumer is sovereign, the product (in this God himself) must be subservient." A comparative survey of seminarians conducted during 1988 and 1993 provides support for this religion of civility. An extensive bibliography makes this book a useful addition for more substantial religion collections.
L. Kriz, Sioux City P.L., Ia.
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Great book. The language is a little difficult, however, once the concepts are grasped it give quite an insight into the Church and its ability to thrive in modern society.Published 2 months ago by Arthur Palmer III
This was my first experience purchasing a book for my Kindle. This is an awesome read. I am recommending it to a lot of my
I was not familiar with David Wells until this year, but having read "No Place for Truth," I could not wait to read this one. Read morePublished on July 2, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Writing nearly 20 years ago Wells made a stunning analysis of the cultural decline and prevailing assumptions that contributed. His conclusion? We must return to Biblical truth.Published on May 9, 2013 by Soldier's Mom
This is an outstanding book about what is happening in today's churches. It explains why so many Christians are being born-again but so few disciples are being made. Read morePublished on February 15, 2010 by Caring for lost souls
In "God in the Wasteland..." David Wells continues the examination of the decline of evangelicalism he began in "No Place for Truth" taking it to such a depth of content and... Read morePublished on April 25, 2008 by M. J. Keel