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A compassionate call to counter culture in a world of poverty, same-sex marriage, racism, sex slavery, immigration, persecution, abortion, orphans, pornography
Author:
Platt, David, 1979-
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Publication Information:
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2015]
Physical Description:
xv, 267 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
New York Times bestselling author David Platt shows Christians how to actively take a stand on such issues as poverty, sex trafficking, marriage, abortion, racism, and religious liberty -- and challenges us to become passionate, unwavering voices for Christ. Drawing on compelling personal accounts from around the world, Platt presents an unapologetic yet winsome call for Christians to faithfully follow Christ into the cultural battlefield in ways that will prove both costly and rewarding. The lines have been drawn. The moment has come for Christians to rise up and deliver a gospel message that's more radical than even the most controversial issues of our day. --Publisher's description.
Language:
English
Contents:
Countering culture -- The greatest offense: the gospel and culture -- Where rich and poor collide: the gospel and poverty -- Modern Holocaust: the gospel and abortion -- The lonely in families: the gospel and orphans and widows -- A war on women: the gospel and sex slavery -- A profound mystery: the gospel and marriage -- Bought with a price: the gospel and sexual morality -- Unity in diversity: the gospel and ethnicity -- Christ in the public square: the gospel and religious liberty -- The most urgent need: the gospel and the unreached.
ISBN:
9781414373294
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Book

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Welcome to the front lines. Everywhere we turn, battle lines are being drawn-traditional marriage vs. gay marriage, pro-life vs. pro-choice, personal freedom vs. governmental protection. Seemingly overnight, culture has shifted to the point where right and wrong are no longer measured by universal truth but by popular opinion. And as difficult conversations about homosexuality, abortion, and religious liberty continue to inject themselves into our workplaces, our churches, our schools, and our homes, Christians everywhere are asking the same question: How are we supposed to respond to all this? In Counter Culture , New York Times bestselling author David Platt shows Christians how to actively take a stand on such issues as poverty, sex trafficking, marriage, abortion, racism, and religious liberty-and challenges us to become passionate, unwavering voices for Christ. Drawing on compelling personal accounts from around the world, Platt presents an unapologetic yet winsome call for Christians to faithfully follow Christ into the cultural battlefield in ways that will prove both costly and rewarding. The lines have been drawn. The moment has come for Christians to rise up and deliver a gospel message that's more radical than even the most controversial issues of our day.


Author Notes

David Platt was born in 1979. He received a B.A. in journalism from the University of Georgia and a M.Div, Th.M, and Ph.D from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. After he finished his doctorate, Platt served at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as Dean of Chapel and Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Apologetics. He also served at Edgewater Baptist Church in New Orleans. At the age of 26, Platt was hired to lead the congregation of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama.

He has written several books including Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, Radical Together: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God, Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live, and Counter Culture: In a World of Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Persecution, Abortion, Orphans, Pornography.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Introduction: Countering Culturep. xi
Chapter 1 The Greatest Offense: The Gospel and Culturep. 1
Chapter 2 Where Rich and Poor Collide: The Gospel and Povertyp. 23
Chapter 3 Modern Holocaust: The Gospel and Abortionp. 57
Chapter 4 The Lonely in Families: The Gospel and Orphans and Widowsp. 79
Chapter 5 A War on Women: The Gospel and Sex Slaveryp. 107
Chapter 6 A Profound Mystery: The Gospel and Marriagep. 131
Chapter 7 Bought with a Price: The Gospel and Sexual Moralityp. 157
Chapter 8 Unity in Diversity: The Gospel and Ethnicityp. 185
Chapter 9 Christ in the Public Square: The Gospel and Religious Libertyp. 213
Chapter 10 The Most Urgent Need: The Gospel and the Unreachedp. 237
Acknowledgmentsp. 257
Notesp. 259
About the Authorp. 267