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20 Hot Potatoes Christians Are Afraid to Touch

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AIDS, women preachers, public schools, psychological counseling, homosexuality, and working mothers-these are some of the hot issues that many Christians avoid discussing. With insight and clarity, Tony Campolo confronts today's toughest social and moral questions while raising a few of his own.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 20th 1993 by Thomas Nelson Publishers (first published January 1st 1988)
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Don Incognito
Jun 20, 2011 Don Incognito rated it really liked it
This is the best Christian current-issues book I've read since Blinded By Might (see my review of that) in 2004. (It's about twenty years old, being copyright 1988, but does not focus on 1980s-specific issues, so you will not find it dated. But if the age still concerns you, the author has written a more recent issues book called Speaking My Mind. I'm going to read it too eventually.)
The author, Tony Campolo, is a social liberal but definitely *not* a theological liberal; he says he accepts the
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Kris
Aug 28, 2013 Kris rated it it was ok
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I bought this book some time back thinking it would be more of an issue book and less of a self help/guilt you into submission sort of book and it started well.In spite of being very dated, he addressed issues like compassion to Aids victims and reaching out to gays feeling isolated and rejected by God very well. He seemed very postive on the subject of women preachers as well.

However, when he got to the subject of women working for a living he retreated to some fantasy 1950s world where famili
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Lydia Dueck
Feb 21, 2015 Lydia Dueck rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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As with any Christian literature, I did not agree with every one of Campolo's points. While this book, published in the 1980s, is already rather dated in the controversies it covers, it makes good points within each topic, and provides evidence to back each argument. This is a good read, and a refreshing reminder of what it truly means to follow Christ.
Lyndon
Oct 21, 2015 Lyndon rated it it was amazing
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Used this for a midweek bible study discussion and it had a lot of people talking about contemporary issues, I can say that! A bit dated now, I'm sure, but in 1992 I remember really enjoying it.
Derek
Campolo s original book tackling contemporary issues and questions from a Bible focused mindset. Campolo discusses the questions with a simple, common sense approach. This book is a great way to clear away the cultural clutter and examine these issues from a fresh perspective.
Jordan
Dec 23, 2007 Jordan rated it liked it
There were several solid insights in this book, but the overall writing didn't grab me. I was never really looking forward to the next chapter, but more wondering if I could bear it sort of.
Anne
Sep 12, 2013 Anne rated it liked it
Needs to be up-dated. This book is 25 years old and while many of the issues remain hot potatoes for Chrisitians, some of the examples are no longer relevant.
Matt Friedman
Some really good and thoughtful points, interspersed with some items on which he really drops the ball. Feh.
Hon3yb33
very, very interesting, mind-stimulating read... take it all with a grain of salt.
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