Books

A Handbook for Thriving Amid Secularism

"Mark Sayers has not written another book on the challenges that face the church in the West, though few would be better suited to do so. He’s written instead a handbook for not only surviving but even thriving in our secular age. Sayers is the author of Reappearing Church: The Hope for Renewal in the Rise of Our Post-Christian Culture" - TGC

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“We've become addicted to outrage and it’s killing us.”

"I wrote Christians in an Age of Outrage: How to Bring Out Our Best When the World’s at Its Worst not to scold Christians for being like the world in our constant sense of outrage. I wrote it primarily to help us to be at our best in our age of outrage—how we can break the addiction and find a better path forward." - Ed Stetzer

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“...we still have a lot to learn from the early and medieval church”

"Some church history and tradition have been forgotten or neglected by many modern Christians…in part, for lack of knowledge of their importance." Gavin Ortlund, pastor of First Baptist Church of Ojai, California, talks about recovering lost doctrine and practice and his new book Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals. - Ref21

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6 Tips for Reading Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion

"It might seem a little silly to offer tips on how to read a book. Don’t you start reading the first page and keep going until you reach the end? Well, yes. And no! Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion requires some guidance, or else readers will get confused and lose interest in a hurry. There are several reasons why this is the case." - Servants of Grace

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Douthat's “The Decadent Society” Misses the Mark

"Douthat’s central argument is intriguing...it’s quite likely that the Western neoliberal order will keep limping along for the foreseeable future. ...There’s an interesting stretch of the book outlining possible alternative paths leading away from decadence, but Douthat is largely reluctant to state which paths he finds either historically plausible or normatively desirable." - John Ehrett

297 reads

Swamidass’ “central argument is that current science is fully compatible with many different theological positions on the historical Adam”

"The core distinction between 'genetic' ancestry and 'genealogical' ancestry seems valid. Adam and Eve could’ve been genealogical ancestors of all humans alive today, without leaving any genetic trace....Nevertheless, the genealogical hypothesis itself is still dissonant with the biblical Adam and Eve." - TGC

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