Making Faith Magnetic Five Hidden Themes Our Culture Can't Stop Talking About... And How to Connect Them to Christ PBBy: Daniel Strange
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As followers of Jesus, we know that the good news is deeply attractive. But we often fear that to those on the outside, it comes across as irrelevant or even repellent. Sometimes the Christian worldview feels so out of step with everything else going on that we don't know how to share our faith.
However, author Daniel Strange wants to show you that the connections are there—in fact, the longings that our culture cannot help but express are the very ones that Jesus fulfils.
Building on the work of theologian J.H. Bavinck, Dan reveals five recurring themes that our culture can’t stop talking about, or, as he puts it, the “five permanent ‘itches’ that in our work, rest, and play, we have to vigorously scratch.” From TV to books to social media, these are the questions we can't stop asking and the tensions we can't stop wrestling with—and Jesus speaks powerfully into each one.
This book will help you to spot these connections in our culture, excite you about how Jesus makes sense of humankind’s deepest questions and longings, apply them to your own life first and then equip you to speak of him to others in a way that is truly magnetic.
"Dan Strange has written another terrific, down-to-earth book to help believers engage in fruitful conversations with friends about faith." Dr. Timothy Keller, who has also written the foreword to this book.
- 1. The Way Ahead
- 2. The Cosmic Game of Hide and Seek
- 3. Totality: A Way to Connect?
- 4. Norm: A Way to Live?
- 5. Deliverance: A Way Out?
- 6. Destiny: A Way We Control?
- 7. Higher Power: A Way Beyond?
- 8. Joining Up the Points
- 9. Jesus: The Way We Connect
- 10. Jesus: The Way We Live
- 11. Jesus: The Way Out
- 12. Jesus: The Way of Control
- 13. Jesus: The Way Beyond
- 14. The Magnetic People
- Conlusion: The Way from Here