Gospel & Culture

Here is a book that arrived in the mail, it is part of the Gospel & Our Culture Series which I’ve enjoyed reading from in the past (The Church between Gospel and Culture, Missional Church, The Continuing Conversion of the Church).
Storm Front: The Good News of God
By: J.V. Brownson, I.T. Dietterich & B.A. Harvey
How does one authentically hear and live out the gospel in North America? This book attempts to answer this question in a way that reveals much about the nature of Christian faith today and its relation to contemporary culture. In keeping with the aims of the acclaimed Gospel and Our Culture series, StormFront investigates how the gospel intersects American culture and seeks to reorient the church to its full and proper missional vocation. Four authors noted for their understanding of modern church life offer a sober yet hopeful critique of American culture that focuses on consumerism and the privatization of religion, and they challenge the Christian church to embrace its corporate task to be salt and light to the world. Amid the many books on the subject, this one is distinctive in its concern for application. By contrasting contemporary life with a thoroughgoing reading of the biblical narrative, the authors help American Christians discern how our cultural location makes it difficult to live out the transformative message of the gospel. Few readers will fail to be engaged by the lessons offered here.