Monday, September 14, 2015

Counter Culture by David Platt

Such a fantastic book.

This is not an evangelical book bemoaning the way society is turning it's back on God while spewing fury at its enemies.

This is a book drenched in truth and laced with love.

Platt takes the hot-button topics in The United States and responds to them with a biblical worldview. Everyone should read this book. Whether you come away from it profoundly impacted or rejecting his points, you will gain an understanding that we don't have to scream at one another to get our points across.

This was one of the huge selling points for me. I am so tired of the venom coming out of the mouths of people/groups on both sides of these topics. Platt doesn't waver in his understanding of biblical authority but he also doesn't add his logs of hate to the fire.

Inside he tackles: Poverty, Abortion, Orphans & Widows, Sex Slavery, Gay Marriage, Sexual Morality, Racism, Liberty and Evangelism.

Each chapter is well thought out and very well explained. It was so refreshing to read a book from an author who correctly uses Scripture instead of simply pulling verses out of context to make a point. You understand where he comes from in how he applies the words from the Bible into today's hot-topics.

I don't know if I would call it compassionate authority or what it was I felt when reading this, but it really was a breath of fresh air in the midst of verbal pollution infecting the airwaves.

A great coffee conversation/sermon series/Bible study starter.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Tyndale House Publishing.

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