Item description for The Fine Line: Re-Envisioning the Gap Between Christ and Culture by Kary Oberbrunner...
Overview Every generation must answer the most basic ethical question of the Christian faith, ?What does it mean to be in the world, but not of it?? Answering correctly yields relevance, something the world deeply desires, but rarely sees. The Fine Line re-envisions what it means to integrate Christianity with culture.
Publishers Description What Does It Mean to Be in the World but Not of It? The Answer May Surprise You. Christ-followers are supposed to be the most liberated people ever to walk the face of the earth---with a message powerful enough to cause the dead to rise and the blind to see. We're supposed to have God living inside of us. We're supposed to know how to be in the world but not of it. Does that describe your life? Author Kary Oberbrunner suspects the answer is no, but not because you aren't passionate about Christ. Rather, it's because the church has been ripped apart and reassembled into two main camps that, at best, casually tolerate each other. The first camp separates itself from people, society, and culture for the main purpose of remaining unstained by the world. While the second camp conforms itself to the ideals, philosophies, and goals of the world in an attempt to be all things to all people. So what's the alternative? A growing number of people believe in a different way and a different world. They are transformists. And they have the power to change the world. Care to join them?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.7" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2009
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310285453 ISBN13 9780310285458 UPC 025986285456
Availability 0 units.
More About Kary Oberbrunner
Kary Oberbrunner left his day job to pursue his dream job full-time--Igniting Souls. Through his writing, speaking, and coaching, he helps individuals and organizations clarify who they are, why they are here, and where they should invest their time and energy. He is the founder of Redeem the Day, which serves the business community, and Igniting Souls, which serves the nonprofit community. The author of several books, including "The Deeper Path," Kary also serves as a founding partner on the John Maxwell Team. He and his wife, Kelly, are blessed with three amazing children and live in Ohio. Connect at www.KaryOberbrunner.com.
Reviews - What do customers think about Fine Line?
Totally relevant Dec 14, 2009
I am a fan of Frank Damazio's writings and I believe it is in one of his books he made reference to the the fine line and immediately I knew that it was going to be an adventure. I was not disappointed.This book gives tremedous daring insight into how Christianity can become what it was designed to be for those of us called to follow Christ and demonstrate his principles in the 21st century. I believe the author has been succesful in creating a new meaning to the word relevance to the body of Christ. In times past relevance somehow seemed to mean compromise but this analytical approach to being effective within a godless culture has enabled us to redefine relevance no longer as a compromise but rather wise confrontation, infiltration and penetration of the kingdom culture in a manner that does not adulterate our message but enables us to fulfill our mandate in the earth to illuminate, protect, propogate and preserve godly standards. Needless to say this book is not for the weak but a must read for those who are willing to risk their lives to be transformist.
Life-Changing Message Nov 6, 2009
Kary delivers a life-changing message that challenged me at my very core. I can't recommend this book highly enough for people who are earnestly seeking how to live out a truly authentic Christian life.
Excellent Discussion Book Sep 23, 2009
Kary Oberbrunner's book The Fine Line provides thought provoking material on what it means to be a Christian in today's culture. He challenges believers to be Transformists according to Christ's example rather than conforming to our culture or separating entirely from our culture. I read his book as part of our Sunday School class, & Kary's insights provided exceptional topics for discussion & inspiration! I recommend this book to anyone looking to be challenged to move beyond the traditional church's comfort zone & be relevant to the world who need Jesus!
Great Book! Sep 23, 2009
This book was AMAZING I recommended it to everyone I knew, and they said the same. Great job Kary!
thought provoking Sep 23, 2009
Wow, thank you for making me think about this. very challenging to my world view and this has left me thinking and doing more thinking.... i'm recommending this to a friend and work today! Blessings!