How the Nations Rage

Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age
Narrated by: Tee Quillin
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: History, Religious
4.7 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

How can the church move forward in unity amid such political strife and cultural contention?

As Christians, we’ve felt pushed to the outskirts of national public life, yet even then we are divided about how to respond. Some want to strengthen the evangelical voting bloc. Others focus on social justice causes, and still others would abandon the public square altogether. What do we do when brothers and sisters in Christ sit next to each other in the pews but feel divided and angry? Is there a way forward?

In How the Nations Rage, political theology scholar and pastor Jonathan Leeman challenges Christians from across the spectrum to hit the restart button by shifting our focus from redeeming the nation to living as a nation already redeemed, rejecting the false allure of building heaven on earth while living faithfully as citizens of a heavenly kingdom, letting Jesus’ teaching shape our public engagement as we love our neighbors and seek justice.

When we identify with Christ more than a political party or social grouping, we can return to the church’s unchanging political task: to become the salt and light Jesus calls us to be and offer the hope of his kingdom to the nations.

©2018 Jonathan Leeman (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

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Great Book, Impossibly Boring Narrator

I bought this book as a kindle, and then added the Whispersync option so I could read while on the go. This book transformed from highly interesting and animated to downright boring all because of the narrator. He was not the right fit for this style, and I don’t understand how the author/publisher missed that. Honestly, I could listen to this before bedtime and fall asleep, his voice is that dull. It totally ruined it for me.

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A must read!!!

This author, while not perfect, has some of the most valid points from God’s word that I have ever heard. Listen, with an open heart, and try to apply this work to your daily life. It may just help us all understand, and make sense of, the chaos in this election year.

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Very captivating

The author did a great job showing the history of the current relation between Christianity and naturalistic secularism and he did a good job explaining our position as christians

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Challenges our status quo

No matter your political affiliation the status quo will be challenged & your sense of "justice", & what that looks like, will grow. Excellent & thought provoking read.

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  • David Pellowe
  • 03-15-19

A very necessary summary

This book is brilliant. It wonderfully explains the Biblical mandate for Christians to be interested & involved in the justice & liberty of our fellow citizens and the kingdom approach to politics.