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Renaissance : The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times
by Os Guinness


Overview - Logos Bookstores' 2015 Best Book in Christianity and Culture Honorable Mention, 2014 Best Book of the Year from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore We live in dark times. Christians wonder: Are the best days of the Christian faith behind us?  Read more...

 
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Overview
Logos Bookstores' 2015 Best Book in Christianity and Culture Honorable Mention, 2014 Best Book of the Year from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore We live in dark times. Christians wonder: Are the best days of the Christian faith behind us? Has modernity made Christian thought irrelevant and impotent? Is society beyond all hope of redemption and renewal? In Renaissance, Os Guinness declares no. Throughout history, the Christian faith has transformed entire cultures and civilizations, building cathedrals and universities, proclaiming God's goodness, beauty and truth through art and literature, science and medicine. The Christian faith may similarly change the world again today. The church can be revived to become a renewing power in our society if we answer the call to a new Christian renaissance that challenges darkness with the hope of Christian faith. In this hopeful appeal for cultural transformation, Guinness shares opportunities for Christians, on both local and global levels, to win back the West and to contribute constructively to the human future. Hearkening back to similar pivotal points in history, Guinness encourages Christians in the quest for societal change. Each chapter closes with thought-provoking discussion questions and a brief, heart-felt prayer that challenges and motivates us to take action in our lives today."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780830836710
  • ISBN-10: 0830836713
  • Publisher: IVP Books
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 187


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-07-14
  • Reviewer: Staff

Prominent social critic Guinness (The Call) urges the Christian church to draw upon its history, live out its faith, and free the West from captivity to modern culture. It has succeeded twice before and the world was changed, but can there be a third Renaissance? Guinness wonders. Will an age of globalization, instant information via the Internet, and a watered-down, worldly gospel—a combination that creates the most significant challenge to the church since the apostles, the author says—usher in a new Dark Age or present an opportunity for renewed global influence? The answer lies in whether the worldwide Christian church can recover its integrity and effectiveness and demonstrate faith and trust in God, he says. Chapter titles, indicative of the scope of his inquiry, include “Our Augustinian Moment,” “The Secret of Cultural Power,” and “Our Golden Age Is Ahead”; prayers and study questions are supplied at the end of each chapter. Guinness also pens an Evangelical Manifesto, a declaration of evangelical identity and public commitment, to serve as a rallying point. Agent: Erik Wolgemuth, Wolgemuth & Associates. (Aug.)

 
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