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Impossible People

Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization

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ECPA 2017 Christian Book Award Finalist The church in the West is at a critical moment. While the gospel is exploding throughout the global south, Western civilization faces militant assaults from aggressive secularism and radical Islam. Will the church resist the seductive shaping power of advanced modernity? More than ever, Christians must resist the negative cultural forces of our day with fortitude and winsomeness. What is needed is followers of Christ who are willing to face reality without flinching and respond with a faithfulness that is unwavering. Os Guinness describes these Christians as "impossible people," those who have "hearts that can melt with compassion, but with faces like flint and backbones of steel who are unmanipulable, unbribable, undeterrable and unclubbable, without ever losing the gentleness, the mercy, the grace and the compassion of our Lord." Few accounts of the challenge of today are more realistic, and few calls to Christian courage are more timely, resolute-and hopeful. Guinness argues that we must engage secularism and atheism in new ways, confronting competing ideas with discernment and fresh articulation of the faith. Christians are called to be impossible people, full of courage and mercy in challenging times.

Product code: 9780830844692

ISBN 9780830844692
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) W140xS23
No. Of Pages 239
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Edition International Trade Paper Edition
The church in the West is at a critical moment, facing assault from aggressive secularism and radical Islam. What is needed, says Os Guinness, are "impossible people," followers of Christ willing to face reality without flinching and respond with unwavering faithfulness. Christians are called to be full of courage and mercy in challenging times.