Item description for Ruling in Babylon by Doug Giles...
Overview Ruling In Babylon speaks directly to the immediate needs of:
Senior pastors who are concerned about how to reach, lead, and leave a spiritual legacy to young adults who increasingly don't want to be reached, led, or left anything.
Youth pastors dealing with the challenge of both captivating and equipping young people for infiltrating secular society for Christ's glory.
Parents who are watching their fledglings leave God en masse once they step foot on state-run colleges and universities.
The young Christian who wants to stand for Christ in the public square and not look like a public square in doing so.
My pastoral participation in a renowned international ministry that deals directly with thousands of students around the world has taught me that young people do want to change the world-but they're confused as to where to begin. Ruling in Babylon shows you where to begin, and it is a road-tested, dominion blueprint that will equip the young adult with the leadership skills and sufficient motivation to rise to a place of power in an overtly wicked environment just as the prophet Daniel did.
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.96" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2003
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 159160429X ISBN13 9781591604297
Availability 0 units.
More About Doug Giles
Doug Giles is a popular columnist, minister, campus lecturer and award-winning writer. His column is read worldwide each week on the nation's largest conservative news portal, TownHall.com. His articles have been taken up by several other print and online news sources, including The Washington Times and ABC News, and he has been a guest on both major television news programs and nationally syndicated radio shows across the nation. In addition, Doug Giles is the creator and host of ClashRadio.com, a winner of seven Silver Microphone Awards and two Communicator Awards. Giles is also the mad man behind ClashTV, which features Doug's cultural commentary put to film. Doug earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas Tech University and studied for his Master of Arts in Christianity and Culture from Knox Theological Seminary.
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No, he makes the wrong people mad Apr 20, 2006
I found that unlike one reviewer who said that he (the author) made the right people mad, that he is probably making a lot of people mad at him, mad that he can't articulate his points very well without resorting to slamming others.....do we want to simply make the opposition mad, or do we want to persuade them that their views are in error and to consider another view?
Intellectually boring and silly Apr 18, 2006
It is really difficult to believe that Giles, er, ah, the Rev. Giles is a pastor. He touts himself as a "theologian" and big game hunter (tough guy), but the proof, as Ma used to say, is in the pudding (Okay, Ma wasn't entirely original). The pudding for a preacher is his sermon, a radio talk show host his radio talk show (Oh, hum...), and the written word his book. Of late the Rev. Giles churns them little cupcakes out, and while they may have some mass appeal to that fringe of the church-going Right who barely skim the headlines let alone a few verses in their Bibles, he does not persuade an audience barely over the line from the sanctified few to the secularized many. But perhaps that's the audience he does not want to reach, i.e., the unregenerate and reprobate, those predestined to damnation. Theologian Giles weighs in with his commentary on the book of Daniel and in typical Evangelical fashion, skews it to young people using his youthful slang lingo to capture the hearts [and minds] of his readers. But theologian Giles does a poor job of setting the historical and literary context, something that a seminary graduate such as himself should easily be able to do. Instead we are given hip-slogans, a white-man's-jive, and strained applications. If Giles' approach in his book(s) mirrors that of his Sunday morning sermons, no doubt he is using a silly outline in a PowerPoint presentation where his devotees follow along and fill in the blanks. By way of a Scriptural illustration, while new believers will crave the "milk" of the word, they must necessarily in time crave the "meat" of the word. As the writer who penned those words suggests, to crave the milk only and not the meat, is evidence of immaturity and non-growth. The idea is that believers must be challenged to grow and not stay in their immaturity. A first reading of this book convinced me that the Rev. Giles is not attempting to move his readers from immaturity to maturity, but rather, as German theologians (real ones) would say, is merely addressing their zits um leben (present life situation). While addressing one's current life situation may be important, as Platonic as it may sound (for those of you in seminary, Plato was a philosopher), it is important for any teacher to strongly move his pupils (readers here) from their current state to the place in which they should be. That's called "stretching" in acting: as a good director will force an actor to stretch in self-discovery, a good teacher (preacher) and writer should seek to stretch his readers. Rev. Giles, in my view, has let his readers down (the frozen chosen), and has once again opened up the Christian movement to scorn and derision from the very audience that we, as Christians, are called to reach. And so it goes.
Closed-Minded Paranoia....... Oct 25, 2004
This is ghastly stuff. I bet the the Anti-Defamation League, ACLU, Hate Monitor, and other organizations would love to have a go at this.......
I'm not surprised that the author touts himself as a big game hunter. Clearly it is not enough to get off merely bashing gays and Liberals etc. One has to resort to big-game hunting. What an anachronism........yawn..........
He makes the right people angry Sep 30, 2004
I'm as joyful as jello to see the bigoted people Gile's book has riled. Ruling in Babylon is packed with obvious truth that Christian haters must overlook to maintain their ridiculous lifestyles. Gile's book is like an healthful apéritif before one begins the difficult task of introspection and change.
doug giles is a freaking moron Aug 6, 2004
i tried to read this book, but can't get past his efforts to be all 'manly' all the time. he is clearly a homophobe. he thinks we should all revert to cavemen christians and push everyone around who doesn't believe the same things he does. don't like it? don't have the 'nads'(a word he uses alot, by the way) to be an annoying, in yer face conservative blowhard? then shove it!