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Faith Among the Faithless: Learning From Esther How to Live in a World Gone Mad

Mike Cosper

Faith Among the Faithless: Learning From Esther How to Live in a World Gone Mad

Mike Cosper

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Acclaimed writer and pastor Mike Cosper provides Christians with a surprising guide for living in a secular culture by looking at the story of Esther--a tale of evil, awakened faith, and hope of good in a world where God seems absent.

How can Christianity survive in a secular world? How can Christians live without compromise in an increasingly hostile society? And what if we have already been shaped by the culture around us in harmful, soul-destroying ways?

Faith Among the Faithless provides answers by drawing parallels between our world and the story of Esther. Far from the gentle cartoon stories we heard in Sunday school, the book of Esther is a brutal tale of people assimilated into a pluralistic, pagan society who discover its murderous underbelly and turn to God in a moment of courage and crisis. A story of sex, ego, and revenge, the book of Esther reveals a world where God seems absent from everyday life--a world not unlike our own.

Faith Among the Faithless helps readers see themselves in the very human character of Esther, discovering that like her we have an enemy who plots against us. A call to spiritual awakening and to faith and courage in an age of malaise and apathy, Faith Among the Faithless is an invitation to remembrance and presence, knowing that in our dark times God may be hidden, but he is never absent.



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Acclaimed writer and pastor Mike Cosper provides Christians with a surprising guide for living in a secular culture by looking at the story of Esther--a tale of evil, awakened faith, and hope of good in a world where God seems absent.

How can Christianity survive in a secular world? How can Christians live without compromise in an increasingly hostile society? And what if we have already been shaped by the culture around us in harmful, soul-destroying ways?

Faith Among the Faithless provides answers by drawing parallels between our world and the story of Esther. Far from the gentle cartoon stories we heard in Sunday school, the book of Esther is a brutal tale of people assimilated into a pluralistic, pagan society who discover its murderous underbelly and turn to God in a moment of courage and crisis. A story of sex, ego, and revenge, the book of Esther reveals a world where God seems absent from everyday life--a world not unlike our own.

Faith Among the Faithless helps readers see themselves in the very human character of Esther, discovering that like her we have an enemy who plots against us. A call to spiritual awakening and to faith and courage in an age of malaise and apathy, Faith Among the Faithless is an invitation to remembrance and presence, knowing that in our dark times God may be hidden, but he is never absent.


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Meet the Author

Mike Cosper

Mike Cosper is the executive director of Harbor Media, a non-profit media company serving Christians in a post-Christian world. He served for sixteen years as a pastor at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and is the author of Recapturing the Wonder ,nbsp; The Stories We Tell, and nbsp; Rhythms of Grace . He lives with his family in Louisville, Kentucky. nbsp; nbsp;

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Great Reading for the World Weary
5 stars By Dr P Burcham, Jul 30 2018
If your job is anything like mine, chances are that as a Christian in the workplace you're feeling distinctly discombobulated right now, struggling with what it means to follow Christ's call when your daily work experience seemingly grows zanier every day. Yet, if pressed to nominate a book of the Bible you'd turn to for guidance at such times, I'd bet Esther wouldn't be in your top ten.  It wasn't in mine either, until I read this great book by Mike Cosper. Written in tight, racy prose, the author unpacks the story of Esther and her uncle Mordecai in a fresh way that transcends the cute pieties we encountered in Sunday School as kids.  Drawing upon the insights of Jewish scholars ancient and modern, Mr Cosper paints a picture of two deeply conflicted Jews who were literally and spiritually far from home and profoundly seduced by the idols of sex and power that dominated the violent Persian society of their exile.  While tracing the trajectory of grace through the twists and turns of Esther's plotline - one in which God's presence seems distressingly invisible - Mr Cosper displays a pastor's compassion as he pokes and prods the alluring idols that ensnare our restless hearts just as tightly today as they did in Esther's time. Buy a copy of this fine book if you're seeking some energy and uplift for your daily grind.
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  • Catalogue Code 488579
  • Product Code 9780718097479
  • ISBN 0718097475
  • EAN 9780718097479
  • Pages 208
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date May 2018
  • Sales Rank #50196
  • Dimensions 213 x 138 x 14 mm
  • Weight 0.185kg

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