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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 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Great book for anyone interested in understanding the Christian world view vs. an atheistic naturalist world view, and how to address challenges from the latter.Published 8 days ago by girlBand
Awesome book! Recommended for anyone who wants a greater understanding of the how christians should view their role in the world.Published 18 days ago by Marcia Jones
An outstanding book that forces you to think critically. This should be assigned reading for all christian schools.Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
I now know Chuck Colson. I love the man though he has passed on. I don't agree with 100% of what he wrote either as the state of things or our action they direct. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 6 months 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 6 months ago by Jamie