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Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel

Russell Moore (B&H)

“Moore takes on the ‘almost-gospel,’ a form of cultural Christianity that has existed comfortably in America since its inception. With the cultural winds now changing, however, he commends Christians toward strangeness, toward living in joyful distinction from mainstream society. Onward pointedly challenges Christians to embrace the full gospel as pilgrims in a secularizing society.” —Chris Horst, vice president of development at HOPE International, co-author of Mission Drift

“Vigorously engaged and engaging, Onward explores what it means for believers to be both courageously orthodox and prophetically beautiful in our witness for Christ. When we are, says Moore, we rise to see ‘even our most passionate critics not as an argument to be vaporized but as a neighbor to be evangelized.’ This is meaty, challenging, exciting stuff—a perfect fit for our culturally divisive times.” —Patricia Raybon, co-author of Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, a Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace

“Moore provides a primer on how our commitments to Christ and his kingdom (as opposed to our political, social, and cultural agendas) should shape not only how we live our lives, but also what our lives should say to a watching, listening world. Combining the beauty of what he calls the ‘true gospel’ with a biblical orthodoxy that will inescapably mark Christians as ‘strange,’ Moore holds forth on the charged issues defining the 21st century. His colorful style will occasionally take readers aback—but ultimately keep ...

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