Winning the Values War in a Changing Culture
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With the debate on values and morals making nationwide headlines, Leith Anderson goes to the heart of the matter. . .^^Today's alarming statistics on violent crime, divorce, illegitimate births, and high school SAT scores highlight a growing national crisis of values in North America. William Bennett has stated that the widespread breakdown of ethics and morality shows "too many signs of a civilization gone rotten." And, sadly, statistics also show that the Christian community often looks and lives like the rest of society, demonstrating dark signs of ineffectiveness and decline.^^Responding to the current debate on culture wars and the church's place in modern society, nationally recognized authority Leith Anderson challenges the reader on a very different level than the political arena, the media, or radical protest. In the midst of a world wallowing in relativism, he calls the church and individual Christians back to biblical values as the only foundation for any genuine and lasting impact on their culture.^^Anderson points believers to thirteen essential values that distinguish the followers of Jesus Christ from society at large. Living Christianity is the only way to escape the tyranny of circumstances and win the values war.^^Imagine the impact on this nation and generation if Christians simply lived like Christ.
Explores thirteen distinct values essential to Christian discipleship and challenges Christians to impact this nation and generation by simply living like Jesus Christ.
Leith Anderson (D.Min, Fuller Theological Seminary) is senioLeith Anderson (D.Min, Fuller Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He ir pastor of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He is the author of eight books including Dying for Change and As the author of eight books including Dying for Change and A Church for the 21st Century. He is the president of the U. Church for the 21st Century. He is the president of the U. S. National Association of Evangelicals. S. National Association of Evangelicals. C