The idea of being part of a healthy, robust nation – to ‘flourish’ as communities, families and as individuals – is naturally appealing. And as Christians we often feel a sense of responsibility to be ‘agents of flourishing’. But how do we do this intelligently and sustainably? Amy Sherman not only offers a useful theoretical framework for effective cultural engagement, she also tells the stories of those who have brought real change, to real people, facing real issues. An excellent and timely book.
It seems that social justice is now a controversial issue being debated everywhere. But how do we as believers engage in social justice in the public square? Drawing on multiple passages in the Bible, Timothy Keller shows how a profound experience of God’s generous grace towards us galvanises us to care for the poor and vulnerable in practical ways.
Does Christianity have a legitimate role to play in politics, business, law, medicine, journalism, and education? Or are secularists right when they relegate religion to the strictly private realm of ‘personal values’? Nancy Pearcey offers a razor-sharp analysis of the now accepted split between the public and private - revealing how every worldview (including secularism) is ultimately based on beliefs. A brilliant, intellectual read for Christian professionals who want to know how to extricate the gospel from issues of individual morality, and translate it into language and application suitable for the public square.
Creation Regained is a crisp, clear introduction to developing an integrated, biblical worldview. Outlining three basic chapters in human history (creation, fall, and redemption), Wolters shows how defining the gospel in narrow and shallow ways discredit the breadth and depth of God’s redemptive plan.
Returning to the UK after 27 years in India as a missionary, Newbigin could clearly see the devastating effects on a society that rejects the gospel as objective truth. Truth To Tell is a short, but powerful, treatise on this important topic.
Part of the 'purpose-driven life' genre, Garden City's most valuable contribution lies in its lucid exposition of how to integrate work and rest. It provides a Biblical, effective antidote to contemporary culture's consuming drive to work (and consume) more than ever before.
In this compelling book, Timothy Keller deftly interrogates the complexity of what shapes and drives us - on a personal and societal level. If the incomplete joys of this world have left you disillusioned and resentful, Counterfeit Gods will prove an astute guide on the journey to contentment.
When we see our daily work as a calling, we experience a rich integration and sustainable energy in our lives. Costa speaks to our deeply personal convictions about who we are, and points the way to finding our purpose in the world.