Jesus promised that the gates of hell will not prevail against his church. That doesn't mean we won't occasionally be in for a bumpy ride. James Emery White, a pastor in suburban Charlotte, North Carolina, offers a "whirlwind tour" of 25 "realities" convulsing modern society and causing turbulence for God's people. White keeps us sober and on guard as we await the day when, in the words of a fine hymn, "the great church victorious shall be the church at rest."1
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