A Faith of Our Own: Following Jesus Beyond the Culture Wars (Hardback)
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A Faith of Our Own: Following Jesus Beyond the Culture Wars (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 07/06/2012
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From deep inside the Religious Right and places of privilege--including a meeting with Billy Graham in the evangelist's home--emerges a young theologian who is surprisingly willing to confront today's difficult intersections of faith and society with fresh perspective.

In the tradition of classic writers on lived faith like C.S. Lewis and contemporary ones like Timothy Keller, Merritt shares glimpses of his own defining faith experiences and then drills down to essential truths, always buffeted by Scripture and the example of Jesus.

His winsome reflections show how the next generations of Christians are mapping a better way forward on such previously divisive issues as abortion, gay marriage, environmental use and care, race, war, poverty and imbalance of world wealth.

With a mature respect for the traditions in which he was nurtured, he neither repudiates nor justifies the mistakes of his forebears, but offers them as warnings for his own generation. He urges today's Christians to throw off partisanship and the pursuit of power to embrace practical, hands-dirty followership Jesus and the biblical call to difficult love.

Statistics show that young Christians are disenchanted with a faith that has become culturally antagonistic and too closely aligned with partisan politics. Merritt takes a close self-revelatory look at the changing religious and political environment of a new generation of Christian. The result is a book that articulates the Christian faith that is now just coming of age.

Publisher: Time Warner Trade Publishing
ISBN: 9780446557238
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 150 x 213 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Merritt's powerful and faith-driven ideas should come as a healthy shock to many Christians. - Library Journal, on Green Like God

The more people who read Merritt's book, the better. - Books and Culture, on Green Like God

Himself a convert to the idea of God as green, Merritt is sure to appeal to the hearts of even the most polarized Christians. His guide could be turned into relevant sermon material and should be mandatory reading for churchgoers. - Publishers Weekly, on Green Like God

Merritt represents a hopeful new current in evangelical America. - USA Today

By broadening evangelicalism's agenda, younger evangelicals like Jonathan Merritt..are doing us a favor. - Dallas Morning News

Merritt...writes with humility and clarity. He addresses the political, cultural and biblical assumptions many of us hold. - Christianity Today

Merritt's conversion may not change the world quite as much as Paul's, but he has transformed his classroom epiphany into topic A within...the biggest Protestant body in the U.S. - TIME Magazine

You can't serve both God's Kingdom and an earthly one. In this book, Jonathan Merritt forces the reader to 'choose this day whom you will serve. - Cal Thomas, syndicated and USA Today columnist and Fox News contributor

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