A Call To Resurgence
A Call To Resurgence by Mark Driscoll is one of those "wake up, America" books about Christianity. The description states: "It’s tempting to believe that the Christian faith is alive and well in our country today. Our politicians talk about God. Our mega-churches are filled. Christian schools dot our landscape. Brace yourself. It’s an illusion. Believe it or not, only 8 percent of Americans profess and practice true evangelical Christian faith. There are more left-handed people than evangelical Christians in America.
In this book, Mark Driscoll delivers a wake-up call for every believer: We are living in a post-Christian culture—a culture fundamentally at odds with faith in Jesus. This is good and bad news. The good news is that God is still working, redeeming people from this spiritual wasteland and inspiring a resurgence of faithful believers. The bad news is that many believers just don’t get it. They continue to gather exclusively into insular tribes, lobbing e-bombs at each other in cyberspace.
Mark’s book is a clarion call for Christians. It’s time to get to work. We can only do this if we unite around Jesus and the essentials found in his Word, while at the same time, appreciating the distinctives within each Christian tribe. Mark shows us how to do just that. This isn’t the time to wait or debate. Join the resurgence."
I appreciate books like this because I, like the author, am concerned about the downfall of Christianity in America. I don't agree with the author on every point he makes (for example, he's a Calvinist where I am not), but he does make a lot of good points, and this is a good read for everyone interested in keeping Christianity alive in America today. His plea is to stop making minor doctrinal issues points of contention and to unite together over the "main thing" - Jesus - to keep Christianity going strong. I recommend this book to every Christian, regardless of whether you agree with everything or not. It's a good wakeup call for us all.