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  • How to Live for Jesus in a World that Says You Shouldn't
  • By: Stephen McAlpine
  • Narrated by: Michael B. Carnes
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)

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By: Stephen McAlpine
Narrated by: Michael B. Carnes
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How to live confidently for Jesus in a culture that sees Christians as the bad guys.

The church used to be recognised as a force for good, but this is changing rapidly. Christians are now often seen as the bad guys, losing both respect and influence. 

In our post-Christian culture, how do we offer the gospel to those around us who view it as not only wrong but possibly dangerous? And how do we ensure that the secular worldview does not entice us away with its constant barrage, online and elsewhere, of messages about self-determinism? 

Author Stephen McAlpine offers an analysis of how our culture ended up this way and explains key points of tension between biblical Christianity and secular culture. He encourages Christians not to be ashamed of the gospel as it is more liberating, fulfilling, and joyful than anything the world has to offer. He also offers strategies for coping in this world, with its opposing values, and for reaching out to others wisely with the truth.

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Very helpful for keeping the culture wars in perspective

Very helpful for keeping the culture wars in perspective. Highly recommended for Christian's who want to be salt and life to their neighbours and community.

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Encouraging!

Refreshing explanation of what has happened in our world over the last few decades. I love the clear sociological understanding combined with biblical scripture. When we listen to this book, why are we surprised by the day we live? So refreshing to hear strategies that bring hope and joy in spite of what the world says we shouldn’t have. Thank you.

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Great book for either new Christian’s or long time ones

I was converted in January 2023 after a huge experience. Since that moment I’ve been almost every waking hour immersed in theology, teachings on Jesus and the Bible. I feel, after talking to mature Christians and new Christian’s who don’t know how or where to start, that this book would suit them, specially if they do not know much about what happening in the world. Overall it was a good book. Talks on important concepts that not everyone knows about and are important to speak on.

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Have you tried not being a bad guy?

This book is a shovel for the hole that modern Christianity has dug itself into. We're not going to dig our way out of this one.

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Great Read

Very practical and not patronising. Real application points and loads to think about, if not for the first time, but helpful reminders of living for the gospel.

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fantastic book. so relevant for today's culture

love it. so relevant and practical for Christians in today's society. with great examples and application points. A must read!

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Great book!

Steve McAlpine fully understands and articulates the challenges that true Christians are facing in the current culture. God bless you Steve for sharing this with the Christian community.

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Being the best bad guy you can be

This audio book is a very easy listen thanks to the writing of Steve, with clear insights into our culture and some good guidance on being a Christian in a culture that is more and more seeing us as the bad guys.

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not worth the time

not worth listening to ... more culture wars rubbish ... a very sad veiw of the relationship between Christians and others.

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What to do when the world's falling apart

When everything is falling apart and the world says that we are wrong for having life bringing freedom morals. what do we do.
keep on, be an example. be prepared to change jobs. but don't falter.
the piece of the Holy spirit about the things of God is our comfort.
helpful "book" to consider our position.
not give up, but set the example, be inviting, speak the truth when asked.
but let. them know these are standards for Christians. we don't expect it of them.

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