Today’s message of cultural acceptance is dangerously distorted and deceptive. In a world that shouts: “If you truly care about other people, you must agree that their beliefs, values, lifestyle, and truth claims are equal and as valid as yours!” it’s no wonder our youth are confused. The Beauty of Intolerance–brand-new from Josh McDowell with son Sean McDowell–cuts through the confusion and points you back to the place where the only truth resides. . .Jesus Christ. Tied directly to the Heroic Truth initiative launched by the Josh McDowell Ministry, McDowell will share how a biblical view of truth can counter cultural tolerance and encourage a love and acceptance of others apart from their actions with a heart of Christlike compassion.
Not very long ago a friend and I were talking about how teens today believe so differently than we do. They use the same words, but somehow there is just a disconnect. When I read the synopsis above I knew this was the book we needed. The one that would help us sort out the fluff and get to the point.
What I liked: The Beauty of Intolerance is an amazing book that I’m sure I’ll be referring to for years. It really helped me to put into words and context how I feel and why which should help me make proper decisions in the coming years. I appreciated how carefully worded this book was showing no offense and helping me to find actionable ways and confidence in showing love to all of God’s people without judgment.
The Beauty of Intolerance is an amazing resource you’re going to want to keep in your hands!
What I didn’t like: There is a LOT in The Beauty of Intolerance. It’s not something to read quickly or when you’re tired. It requires attention and focus.
I’ll have a teaser for you tomorrow, but I wanted to share one of the many highlights that I added to The Beauty of Intolerance. Goodness knows every page has been highlighted!
These pillars, as listed below, need to be taught and ingrained within our young people.
• The historic reliability of scripture. “All Scripture is inspired by God”(2 Timothy 3: 16). Scripture is not merely an inspirational book. All scripture is “Godbreathed,”which means the written words in the Bible are from Creator God. Since its words come from God, the Bible can be trusted as a reliable historical document, and we have credible evidence to substantiate that reality.
• The deity of Christ. We also have credible historical evidence to back up Christ’s claim that he was and is the Son of God “who takes away the sin of the world”( John 1: 29). If Christ is not who he claims to be, Christianity is not true.
• Christ’s bodily resurrection. Without Christ literally rising from the dead, his promise to give those who trust in him eternal life would be meaningless. The apostle Paul put it this way, “If Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your sins. In that case, all who have died believing in Christ are lost”(1 Corinthians 15: 17–18). But Christ did rise from the dead, and compelling historical evidence supports this reality.
||Josh McDowell & Sean McDowell
|Publisher & Date:
||February 1st 2016 by Shiloh Run Press
||1630589403 (ISBN13: 9781630589400)
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Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview. Sean is an Assistant Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University.
Sean still teaches one high school Bible class, which helps give him exceptional insight into the prevailing culture so he can impart his observations poignantly to fellow educators, pastors, and parents alike.
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