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In Rules for Reformers, Douglas Wilson poaches the political craft of radical progressives and applies it to Christian efforts in the current culture war. The result is a spicy blend of combat manual and cultural manifesto. Rules for Reformers is a little bit proclamation of grace, a little bit Art of War, and a little bit analysis of past embarrassments and current cowardice, all mixed together with a bunch of advanced knife-fighting techniques. As motivating as it is provocative, Rules for Reformers is just plain good to hear.

Thanks to Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals - a book well-beloved by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and many others - for much of the shrewd advice, and for none of the worldview.

©2015 Canon Press (P)2019 Canon Press

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I dont like it

this book comes off as an attempt to "Christianize" Saul Alinsky's book "Rules for Radicals." While there are bits of truth scattered throughout, it was not what I was expecting. This book failed all of my expectations. Based on the title I expected it to be an application of reformed theology in a modern setting. I don't feel I got that. This book feels more like a secular song being used in church where the singers "church it up" to tickle peoples ears.

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If you're not postmillennial, you'll wish you were

Must read for any Christian wanting to engage the secular world with biblical standards...along with a little godly sarcasm as well.

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A walk through fire!

This book has been to me as a walk through fire. And by fire I mean the very kind that we will face as our works are tested to determine if they are wood, hay, straw, or gold, silver, precious stones. It has burned some things out of my life while forging and purifying others. It’s not for the faint of heart but if you are looking for training and instruction for war we believers are in you should listen to this book.

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must read

a wonderful book that will inspire a generation of christian culture warriors. doug killed it on this one.

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Biblical sarcasm at its finest.

This has so many golden intellectual throat punches against and immoral world. A must listen.

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A true arsonist at his best!

"Rules for Reformers" is an extremely helpful guide for the Christian looking to tactically build in these lost and soft times. The Church must again truly believe, repent, and live accordingly. This book is to the point and without decorative icing. It packs a punch and will likely aid in bringing believers to repentance as much as non (it definitely has changed my perspective in many ways). Wilson demonstrates a reformed Christian worldview as it should be; unapologetic, unashamed, and unwavered. A padded room and participation trophy don't stand a lasting chance.

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Practical Theology

This is a very practical "where the (theological) rubber meets the road" kind of work. While I always love the witty humor and wordsmith skills of Doug Wilson, their use in this work keeps the topic from getting pedantic and overly preachy. This book is the inevitable outworking of a high theology and a spirit led application of of it in time and space. Many of these concepts have been in my own mind for quite some time and it is interesting to see the spirit reaffirm them through this work. Even if you don't agree with every conclusion in the book it sis still a great resource to get you thinking about education, vocation, "cultural engagement", etcetera. ~Tolle Lege

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Excellent read

Well written and argued with a fair amount of playful whimsy. The first half of the book is worth the pride of the whole.

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One of my all time favorite books.

Duck a great book. I read or listen to it at least once a year.

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must read!

Chock full of so many great insights. I have to agree with my friend Michael Foster this is a book you should read, re-read, and read it again. So many good nuggets of Truth to mine from this book. really good stuff.

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  • Carlin
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Excellent

Just what I've been looking for over the past few years - a mature, Biblical approach to cultural and political engagement, without the Marxist nonsense. Doug approaches political conservatism with a mature Biblical wisdom, redeeming that which is good and true and important (such as free market capitalism, limited government, and freedom), and rejecting that which is worldly (putting party over Christ, and "secular" conservatism). A great listen, lots of wit and clever humour, although some of the references went over my head. I really appreciate Doug's boldness to speak the truth with a touch of satire, and then to not apologise for it. There's a few small phrases he made which I'd want to clarify with him and perhaps push back on a little bit, but overall this was an excellent book. Really, everything he talks about are things we should all agree on! It combines Biblical theology with Chesterton's wit in Orthodoxy. I long to see more Christians develop this kind of mature approach to true cultural engagement that truly honours Christ.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-24-19

Highly recommended this book

I would encourage whoever to read this book whether your on the Right or the Left.