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Disappearance of God

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  58 ratings  ·  10 reviews
"Great biblical truths are meant not only for our intellectual acceptance, but for our spiritual health." -Dr. Al Mohler
More faulty information about God swirls around us today than ever before. No wonder so many followers of Christ are unsure of what they really believe in the face of the new spiritual openness attempting to alter unchanging truth.
For centuries the chur
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Published May 5th 2009 by The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group (first published 2009)
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Cornell
This is not a book for the simple controversialist. It requires careful consideration of the various issues presented. Being a regular reader of Dr. Mohler, I related with much of what he had written. I couldn't help notice that most of the chapters (like the chapters on Beauty, Emergent Movement, Church Discipline, and Darkness at Noon) were revised and expanded versions of previous blog-posts from the author's personal website.

In the book, Dr. Mohler deals a lot with the dangers of a post-Chr
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Jennifer Defoy
This book just rubbed me the wrong way, and I am a little disappointed as I thought it looked interesting when I read the synopsis.

The author has some valid points, and while I do not agree with many of them I do understand that these are his beliefs and his ideals. To me that is what makes America great, the fact that we all have different beliefs and ideals. However what I didn't like was that this author seems to have no "margin of error" so to speak. I got the feeling that you're either wit
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Virginia
A commentary on the influence of the postmodern culture on state of Christianity. The author takes a triage approach to the issues affecting today’s Christian church by prioritizing them into three levels of urgency. First level issues are those that threaten the fundamentals of Christian belief, such as the deity and resurrection of Jesus, justification by faith, sin, and the authority of the Bible. Second level issues are identified as being those on which Christians will disagree, but which d ...more
Clockstein Lockstein
The Disappearance of God by R. Albert Mohler Jr is a stark look at how the church has been transforming into the image of popular culture instead of the other way around. Mohler tackles some tough issues like the emerging church, discipline within the church, and moral relativism. The book has some terrific points, but it felt much like a college lecture. I wanted Mohler to start speaking in layman's terms and create more of a conversation than a lecture. If you can wade through the high languag ...more
Richard
R. Albert Mohler Jr. has written a response to the deterioration of Christianity. In The Disappearance of God Mohler goes on the attack against post-modernism, the Emergent Church and its most prominent spokesman, Brian McLaren.
In the small book, we are privy to a loving reaction to a number of problems found within Church walls. These problems include: lack of teaching on sin, the absence of hell in biblical teaching, why the Emerging Church, under McLaren, is on a dangerous path toward heresy,
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Cathleen
In the spirit of transparency, I'll admit that I read some chapters but skimmed others. I do not take issue with the author's approach, but I had selected this book hoping to read about the contemporary church. The author breaks issues into three tiers: doctrines most foundational to the Christian faith (and therefore fixed), doctrines that divide denominations (Christians may disagree, but significant boundaries preclude shared fellowship -- e.g., baptism or women serving as pastors), and doctr ...more
Grace
In the first few pages, he claims this to be more conversational, yet, without knowledge of certain philosophies Mohler mentions without a brief explanation, the reader could potentially become confused, and it then begins to drag on.

However, I do admit that the book did have some interesting/valid points. Yet, after a while it seemed to more rant against the beliefs Mohler opposes and started to drag along. Overall, it's a book you can learn something from but not from every page.
Mark A Powell
Briefly addressing a wide variety of topics – church discipline, the true nature of beauty, hell, the emerging church, the postmodern mind, and others – Mohler encourages thoughtful interaction with and evaluation of the culture in which we live. As usual, Mohler speaks with consistent gospel clarity. While the shortness of the chapters often leave more to be desired, several topics are given a multi-chapter treatment and the result is a solid overview of each issue being discussed.
Kent
Jul 12, 2012 Kent rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: pastors, Christians
Mohler does a good job of evaluating current issues facing the church in the light of biblical theology, and he does so with power. Imminently readable, helpful, and sobering, the book puts steel in one's backbone.

The issues he takes on include, but are not limited to, the new understandings of hell, the Emerging Church (and Brian McLaren), Open Theism, and post-modernism. This is no long, mind-numbing tome, either; Mohler communicates much in short, succinct chapters.
Robert
Dr. Mohler does a wonderful job of encouraging believers in an age of denial and skepticism. I highly recommend this book and any other book by Dr. Mohler.
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Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world.

Dr. Mohler has been recognized by such influential publications as Time and Christianity Today as a leader among American evangelicals. In fact, Time.com called him the “reigning intellectual of the evangel
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