Don't Call It a Comeback (Foreword by D. A. Carson): The Old Faith for a New Day
Some of today’s most influential young evangelicals outline the relevance and theological foundations of Christian orthodoxy and evangelicalism.
Recent cultural interest in evangelicalism has led to considerable confusion about what the term actually means. Many young Christians are tempted to discard the label altogether. But evangelicalism is not merely a political move...more
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A main aim of the book according to editor Kevin DeYoung is,
"to introduce young Christians, new Christians, and ...more
I've read several multi-author books before, but this was something new: 22 authors in under 240 pages! It was a whirlwind of topics and voices, but was edited together with surprising cohesion and clarity.
There's an awful lot to like about Don't Call It a Comeback . I loved the concept of the project, which had the aim of introducing "young Christians, new Christians, and underdiscipled Christians to the most important articles of our faith and ...more
Another movement among young Christians around that time was the Emergent Church, a more liberal, socially-conscienti ...more
In the same way, the Church has been blessed ...more
Why is this a good way to start this book? Because it sheds light on the fact that the church is not headed down the path of destruction but the fact is there are many young Theologians /Pastors out there who want to learn from those ...more
I want to recommend this book to someone new in the faith, though I don't know if they'd appreciate it or get as much out of it as someone who knows all the lingo. That said, this book nails it's target audience: those who've grown up or been attending church for a long while but (sadly) don't know or can't articulate what they believe. The book succeeds at achieving this mission statement.
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This book is presented as being an introduction of sorts to evangelical doctrine. Part of the promotional blurb reads as follows: "This book introduces young, new, and under-discipled Christians to the most essential and basic issues of faith in general and of evangelicalism in particular." I felt however that this book was far too specific in many areas to be labeled ...more
The writing style varies widely with so many authors, just as the topics varied widely. This made some chapters easier to read than others. Some chapters I was chuckling as I read along, and others were more serious in tone. In a rare few to be honest I s ...more
There is nothing necessarily new in this book but the examples are fresh and the writing is inspiring.