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America, Colson states, is now in a post-Judeo-Christian era. Technically, this is what "postmodernism" means. In a generation in which the most respected brands of thought about reality declare that "God is dead," it is clear that a faith-based worldview does not prevail. So how do we teach our children that belief in God is respectable and intelligent? How do we fulfill our mandate to make "disciples of all nations" when friends and coworkers find the Christian perspective foolhardy and--in terms of rational thought--almost insane? Most important, how do we renew our entire culture, especially as it infects the global community, with the "common grace" of reinstating a prevailing belief in God and in His moral order?
These questions' implications are far-reaching, and Colson's thorough inquiry is a ready match for the challenge. In effect, this book delivers a logical, more than just "because the Bible says so" framework for interpreting the Gospel to the postmodern world, while also illustrating the vision for a culture based entirely on Biblical principles--powerful tools, indeed.
Christians are taught to love God with all their hearts, all their strength, and all their minds. How Now Shall We Live emphasizes that not to use one's mind in this idea-saturated culture is to abandon dying neighbors to bleed by the side of the road while going about one's religious way. As Colson puts it, "turning our backs on the culture ... denies God's sovereignty over all of life." It's this compassionate severity and prodding intelligence that make this book not only a good read, but a life-changing one as well. --Courtenay Gebhardt
See my review of Francis Schaeffer's "How Then Shall We Live?" Content is similar in many ways, with Colson relying more on current secular humanist trends and decline of... Read morePublished 4 days ago by J. B. FEATHERSTON
I haven't finished this book. I have read several chapters near the beginning, and several others at the end. Sorry for reviewing a half-read book. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Jamie
Outstanding presentation of the Christian world view versus the post Christian world view. Great advice on how parents can help their children deal with the challenges they face at... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great read. It outlines christian world view in a comprehensive manner. I highly recommend it.Published 4 months ago by J. Fishinger
Explains what's wrong with the world, how it got this way, and how faith in Christ can transform people and inspire them to transform culture. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dr. Marc Axelrod
Maintains a prominent place on my bookshelf! Writing in the spirit of Francis Schaeffer, authors Chuck Colson and Nancey Pearcey do an outstanding job of presenting Biblical... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Peter Johnston
What Colson is telling you is that if you are to be a Christian, you must act as a Christian. It must form your view of the world and you must act in accordance with that view. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Charles W. Arnold