The Battle for the Moral Heart of America
By R. Albert Dr Mohler
(Multnomah Books, Paperback, 9781601423818, 208pp.)
Publication Date: August 16, 2011
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Prepare to Engage
Mass media and technology are exploding. Popular entertainment relentlessly pushes the envelope. Biomedicine stretches ethical boundaries. Political issues shift with the polls. Christian orthodoxy is questioned on every front.
The world in which you live is undergoing a major cultural transformation—one leading to a widespread lack of faith, an increase in moral relativism, and a rejection of absolute truth.
In Culture Shift, Dr. R. Albert Mohler—one of today’s leading Christian thinkers and spokespersons—addresses these and other tough topics clearly, biblically, and passionately:
· The effect of the “digital deluge” on individuals and families
· The truth about terrorism
· Christian parents and public schools
· The rise of an aggressive “new atheism”
· The abortion debate
Here is trustworthy help for developing a comprehensive Christian worldview…based on timeless truth.
Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. is president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also writes a popular blog and a regular commentary, available at AlbertMohler.com. Dr. Mohler has been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The Washington Post, and has appeared on programs such as NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Time.com has called Dr. Mohler the “reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the U.S.” He lives with his wife and two children in Louisville, Kentucky.
“From grade inflation to global calamities, Albert Mohler is a steady guide. From the psychological coddling of the American ego to the hollowing of the American conscience, Mohler is unremittingly clear-headed. From Nineveh to New Orleans, Mohler holds the mirror at a blazing fortyfive-degree angle between heaven and earth. The burning light of divine wisdom illumines a hundred shadows of our
human folly. And at the center of the blaze is the mighty cross of Jesus Christ defining the final meaning of everything. I thank God for Albert Mohler.”
—JOHN PIPER, pastor for preaching and vision,Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN
“Al Mohler is a unique gift to the church. His writing combines penetrating theological discernment and insightful cultural analysis with a passion to faithfully proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. I’m delighted that Al’s wisdom is now available in this book. May it be the first of many.”
—C. J. MAHANEY, Sovereign Grace Ministries
“We all know, as Dorothy said to Toto, that ‘we are not in Kansas anymore.’ But how to apply the deep truths of our Christian faith to a culture that seems to be transmogrifying before our very eyes, well, that’s perhaps the most difficult question facing the church today. In this well-written book, Al Mohler surveys the landscape and offers insight and wisdom that helps us do just this. A manifesto for responsible
—TIMOTHY GEORGE, founding dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University and senior editor of Christianity Today
“Thoughtful Christians seeking to engage the culture from a well-informed and thoroughly bibilical perspective will find an impressive resource in this new work by R. Albert Mohler. Culture Shift is an outstanding contribution, which I heartily recommend.”
—DAVID S. DOCKERY, president, Union University
“Dr. Albert Mohler brings his intellectual brilliance, moral wisdom, and theological insight together in a book that belongs on the shelf of anyone who is interested in both understanding the shifting sands of morality in our culture and how to deal with it. If you are in that category this is a must read.”
—JAMES MERRITT, pastor of Cross Pointe Church, Duluth, GA, and host of Touching Lives media ministry
“Understanding our culture is a matter of Christian responsibility. Culture Shift helps us to do that and do it well.”
—DANIEL L. AKIN, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC