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Overview Addressing the cost of being a 21st-century Christian, Baucham helps adults apply the unchanging truth of God's Word to contemporary life issues by drawing parallels between today's committed Christians and New Testament writers Peter and John as followers of Christ who proclaimed and stood for truth in their non-Christian environment.
Publishers Description Voddie Baucham has a message for Christians in today's culture--it's time to take a stand for the truth. In The Ever-Loving Truth, this powerful preacher and teacher addresses the cost of being a twenty-first century Christian and helps adults apply the unchanging truth of God's Word to contemporary life issues. The Ever-Loving Truth draws parallels between committed Christians in our society and the New Testament writers, Peter and John, as followers of Christ who proclaimed and stood for truth in their non-Christian environment. Participants will find this compelling study leads them to evaluate what it means to be a Christian today and how to apply God's unchanging truth to a variety of circumstances.
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Christianity Today - 09/01/2004 page 90
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Studio: B&H Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date May 15, 2004
Publisher Broadman And Holman
ISBN 0805427880 ISBN13 9780805427882
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More About Voddie Baucham, Jr.
Voddie T. Baucham Jr. is a pastor, professor, conference speaker, and Bible teacher. He is a graduate of Southwestern and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminaries and has also studied at the University of Oxford. Baucham is the author of The Ever Loving Truth and the Telly Award-winning Ever Loving Truth Bible study curriculum. He and his wife, Bridget, have three children. Visit the author's web site at www.familydrivenfaith.org.
Voddie Baucham currently resides in the state of Texas.
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A must read for Christians Jan 9, 2007
This book addresses issues every Christian deals with in a way that is easy to grasp (and apply). Our culture has affected our thinking as Christians and this book brings us back to the truth of God's word. If you are seeking a closer walk with God and a better testimony for him, then you should read this book. If you are not a Christian but you want to know what truth is, this book is a good place to start.
A Strong Call to Believers Nov 8, 2006
Dr. Baucham has illuminated the culture vs. Christianity conflict with clarity. His no-compromise approach is refreshing in a day of watered down faith. Living a God-honoring Christian life can certainly seem impossible for Christians with half of their mind fixed on the popular culture - Dr. Baucham calls Christians to a higher standard and makes clear the Biblical examples of the committed life. His passion is clearly evident and the research he has undertaken is quite convicting. Highly recommended for all Christians, especially those struggling with the common issues of today's secular pressures and temptations. While not a handbook of "how-tos", it is an eye opener!
Has your faith been tested and you're all out of defenses? Oct 23, 2005
This book is not a book about post-modernism or the emerging issues of our culture. Instead this book is about the attack on the Christian faith that is emerging in our culture and besetting our young people daily in our schools. All of us are affected by the trends that occur in the culture around us, and in this book we are giving insight into just what has been happening over the past few decades to undermine the faith of younger generations. Another reviewer has said to look elsewhere for a book about post-modernism, as the person was somewhat disappointed. On the contrary I was not looking for that at all- I was looking for a way to defend my faith in a culture that says that it is irrelevant and useless. I wanted to know that not only does my faith matter, it is important to share that faith in love and compassion with others that live in this world who are culturally trained to think in a "post-Christian" mindset, as though Christianity's time has past, and it is no longer culturally acceptable to follow that faith. Other religions are having their time now in our culture, and for many it is cool and accepted to practice them, yet Christianity, the faith of this nation's first immigrants and statesmen, has been pushed to the side, its followers reckoned as foolish and backwards by many.
Yet there are many, many people who still believe. They simply do not know how to talk with others about their faith who hear their ideas through the filters of post-modernism and even anti-Christian bias. This book is very well-written and serves to fill the void in our understanding of how to reconcile our faith within our culture.
The Ever Loving Truth: Right on the Mark... Aug 24, 2005
The Ever-Loving Truth by Voddie Baucham is a must-read for every Christian who is serious about their faith and defending it in today's world. While not an overly exhaustive view of such topics as absolute truth and postmodernism, Voddie does a fantastic job of setting up each point and laying a solid foundation from which he argues. The text is biblically-based, at times in-your-face, but the message he delivers is one every Christian needs to hear.
I must say that I didnt know much about postmodernism before reading this book, but after hearing Voddie speak this past summer and seeing the gifts he has from the pulpit, I had take my chance on his book and it was well worth the chance. If you want a book that is relevant for today's society and for the future, a book that will make you open your eyes to the truth, this is your book.
Some historical significance, but very weak Jul 25, 2005
If this is the best Christian book of the year as another stated, then we're in trouble! Baucham provides a very academic and historical look at some trends in our culture. If you're looking for a book on postmodernism, or "post-Christian" as he calls it in his title, then please read another book. This will not do it for you. He even wrote that the book was not about postmodernism... then why the title "...Can Faith Thrive in a Post-Christian Culture"?
In Section One: "Pre-Christian Attitudes in a Post-Christian Culture," Baucham makes some good points and provides the reader with information that a PhD student might find in the archives of a library. However, he did not give me the impression that he understands what appears to be occurring in our emerging culture (postmodernism).
Section Two: "Drawing a Line in the Sand" provides simple suggestions like "We Must Preach" with very, very little application in a postmodern culture. Just the same ole, same ole.
Section Three: "What Shall We Say?" is Baucham's apologetic of Christianity. Again, not much meat here...not much to do with postmodernism...just some basics. Might provide general information suited for a new believer.
The reason for just 2 stars is because I was expecting a little more to do with the "Post-Christian" that is in his title. If you're looking for a book on the emerging culture in North America, pass on this one. Otherwise, it has some good stuff.