February 14, 2012
Three Books I’m Working through
Here are three related books that have fallen into the same pile by my easy chair for two reasons: (1) They are roughly about church and politics/society. (2) I happen to already own them. (3) I’m embarking on a bit of an exploration of this topic. I guess that was three reasons. Three reasons for three books!
If you ave read any of them I would appreciate your thoughts:
“Once we grasp the nature of the kingdom, Snyder helps us explore its implications for the church in daily life. The church, he argues, is part of God’s dramatic plan to reconcile all things to himself. The church that is true to its calling will emphasize the God-given gifts of all its members and develop structures and strategies that reflect God’s reign in the world. Here is a classic book for all concerned with church life and growth” (more)
“In this book Richard T. Hughes identifies the five key myths that lie at the heart of the American experience – the myths of the Chosen Nation, of Nature’s Nation, of the Christian Nation, of the Millennial Nation, and of the Innocent Nation.” “Drawing on a range of dissenting voices, Hughes shows that by canonizing these seemingly harmless fables of national identity as absolute truths, America risks undermining” (more)
“A GREAT introduction to political ideologies. Learn about the contours, strengths, and weaknesses of the major political ideologies that run our world; liberalism, conservatism, nationalism, and socialism. Koyzis is thoughtful, balanced, and a wonderful writer. He provides insightful questions which faithful Christians must ask of each of these ideologies and where we might go in the future. Very good.” (more)