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Overview A Tony Campolo Classic!Best-selling author and popular speaker Tony Campolo writes to communicate the faith in understandable terms to secular people steeped in contemporary ideas about the nature of things, and to clarify for Christian readers how our beliefs intersect conclusively with modern concerns. He does that with both clarity and wit.
A Tony Campolo Classic
Best-selling author and popular speaker Tony Campolo writes to communicate the faith in understandable terms to secular people steeped in contemporary ideas about the nature of things, and to clarify for Christian readers how our beliefs intersect conclusively with modern concerns. He does that with both clarity and wit.
"Where would we be without Tony Campolo? I encourage all Christians with open minds and hearts to let Tony's wisdom and passion challenge, disturb, and educate you."
- Brian McLaren
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.49" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Apr 15, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849920884 ISBN13 9780849920882
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More About Tony Campolo
is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University, a former faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, and the founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education. He has written more than 35 books. He is one of the founders of the Red Letter Christian movement and blogs regularly at his website, RedLetterChristians.org, and can also be found on both Facebook and Twitter. Dr. Campolo and his wife Peggy live near Philadelphia and have two children and four grandchildren.
In November 2012, Tony Campolo received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Youth Worker’s Convention. The wording on the award is: “Award of Lifetime Achievement is proudly presented to Tony Campolo who has defined and courageously pioneered what is means to encourage, care and lead students, possessing the qualities that inspire us and provoke us to continue the journey into the future with boldness and confidence. As a result of Tony’s life of ministry and leadership he has left a legacy of encouragement and hope to youth workers and students everywhere.”
Tony Campolo currently resides in St Davids, in the state of Pennsylvania.
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Wish I'd Read This Book Years Ago Sep 3, 2009
I'm reading a wide variety of books on apologetics in preparation for preparing a Bible study for people who will consider who Jesus is, but who aren't interested in the institutional church. N.T. Wright, Henri Nouen, C.S. Lewis, Lee Stroebel and others have excellent and very helpful books that cover the ground in different ways and on different levels. "A Reasonable Faith" fits right into this list and may well lead it.
I've had Dr. Campolo's book on my shelf for decades and don't recall having read it until I pulled it down and dusted it off last week. Wow, what an idiot I've been. If I'd dug into this book years ago I would have been able to use Dr. Campolo's helpful insights dozens of times when talking with skeptics and seekers.
I have no idea what "heretical" book N. Hyde read, but it surely wasn't the same one that I'm busy pulling notes out of right now.
In his introduction (page 12), Campolo writes that Jesus came into the world not only to provide a way to heaven, but to show all the people of the world they could become fully human and live life more abundantly. Campolo says that Jesus not only incarnates God, but he also incarnates the fullness of humanity.
If that's heresy, throw me in the same cell. I'll be in good company, not only with Campolo, but also with Jesus and his apostles.
Disappointly heretical book Feb 27, 2008
Not to sound mean, but I'm glad this book is out of print. I thought Tony Campolo was a Christian until I read this book. I was shocked. Among other heretical beliefs, he argues that Jesus is not concerned about people's eternal destiny after they leave this life. Thinking I was reading a Christian book, I was terribly disappointed. I'm puzzled about why Campolo is considered by so many people to be a Christian. This book is neither reasonable, nor about faith. A more accurate subtitle would be: "The Case for Secularism in the Christian World."
where has this book gone? Dec 3, 2007
Why is this book so hard to find? It is amazing in the ground it covers. It has many of his classic stories that made me a fan of Campolo but it also packs the big punches that we need to hear and understand in today's society. I think this book is more impotant now than ever.
Hey, this stuff is on the exam! Oct 26, 2000
There is only one negative thing that I could say about this book, and that is the sad fact that it is now out of print. Still, if you are at all interested in how the claims of Christianity can speak to the many counter-claims of our modern world, then please try locate this book somewhere. Social scientist Dr. Anthony Campolo here addresses four major areas of secular thought, and shows how Christians can respond to these in an impressive "reasonable" way. These four areas are:
Contingency, which claims that everything that exists has a cause which can be scientifically explained.
Autonomy, which claims that man shapes his own destiny. There is no God, and man is a law unto himself.
Temporality, which claims that all things pass away; in the end there is nothing at all.
Relativity, which claims that, if there is no God, anything is permissable. Man establishes his own laws and principles for living.
Campolo writes about serious (heavy) matters in an engaging way that is... light, yet filling. Brilliant, witty, gracefully uncompromising, and never boring. I have attended a Campolo conference, listening in amazement as he fielded audience questions and answered them off the cuff. It's near impossible to put one over the wall when Campolo's in the park, but yet one senses the honesty that would respond with an "I don't know" if necessary.
He's utterly brilliant, but never pedantic.
Try get a hold of this book. It's full of honesty, and no "I don't knows"!
Probably Campolo's Most Important Book Jan 25, 2000
Heavy-duty sociology meets fundamental Christian theology in a big way. While the early and middle sections of the book can be slow reading, they lay the foundation for an excellent finish.
Campolo shows how Christians can grow in positive human traits (love, sensitivity, awareness of and concern for others) by spending time with the One who exceeds all others in these qualities.
An excellent book that's more intellectual than entertaining.