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Publisher's Summary

Keep Christianity Strange

As the culture changes all around us, it is no longer possible to pretend that we are a moral majority. That may be bad news for America, but it can be good news for the church. What's needed now, in shifting times, is neither a doubling down on the status quo nor a pullback into isolation. Instead we need a church that speaks to social and political issues with a bigger vision in mind: that of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

As Christianity seems increasingly strange and even subversive to our culture, we have the opportunity to reclaim the freakishness of the Gospel, which is what gives it its power in the first place. We seek the kingdom of God before everything else. We connect that kingdom agenda to the culture around us, both by speaking it to the world and by showing it in our churches. As we do so, we remember our mission to oppose demons, not to demonize opponents. As we advocate for human dignity, for religious liberty, for family stability, let's do so as those with a prophetic word that turns everything upside down.

The signs of the times tell us we are in for days our parents and grandparents never knew. But that's no call for panic or surrender or outrage. Jesus is alive. Let's act like it. Let's follow him onward to the future.

©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian

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must read for anyone hoping to influence culture

this book has something beneficial for everyone regardless of which end of the political spectrum you call home.

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So many song quotes lol

Good at relating to older and younger audiences, and trying to bridge the gap between the two. Would suggest to many. Just funny because he seriously quotes so many songs, and that makes it even funnier to listen to rather than read.

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narrator was pretty good, had character and enthusiasm. He made it easier to listen to.

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excellent book about the near future America

Kindness as a weapon! Thank you Dr Moore for your thoughtful book. Everyone should read it

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Amazing book on engaging the culture as Jesus did.

This was a great book reminding believers to stand firm in the gospel but to stand firm in kindness. we are not at war with unbelievers. we are ambassadors of reconciliation.

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A book for our times as the American church

Timely and needed. Fully articulated theology of public engagement. So good. Grateful for this contribution from Dr. Moore.

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I can't recommend a book any more than I do Onward

A great look into where we are at and how we best engage in today's world to show the love of God.

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Excellent in Every Way!

A timely book in interesting times. Russell Moore always provides a reasoned approach to important issues.

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Understanding the times

I have only lived in the south for 7 years now. It has taken about that long to figure out the cultural nuances. I speak the same language, but the meanings of the words we use are very different. I still don't think I have it figured out, but I'm getting a better grasp on it. Russell Moore is a tried and true southern man. In this excellent book, he speaks to the southern Christian with gentleness and understanding. He has created a hopeful roadmap for the future as Christians experience the Bible Belt coming unbuckled before their eyes. I learned so much about the southern culture from this book. If you grew up in the south, this book should prove to be an excellent resource.

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What would have made Onward better?

This is a good book that is completely :"unlistenable" on audio. Russell Moore has pretty much constant Scripture references throughout the book and so the reader has to stop the flow to give the citation constantly. It just throws off your ability to really track with the reading. For whatever reason in print, you roll through.

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A great message that is just not a good fit for audio.