Where Goodness Still Grows: Reclaiming Virtue in an Age of Hypocrisy
Where Goodness Still Grows challenges evangelical culture and rediscovers a faith deeply rooted in a return to Jesus Christ’s life and ministry.
The evangelical church in America has reached a crossroads. Social media and recent political events have exposed the fault lines that exist within our country and our spiritual communities. Millennials are leaving the church, cit...more
If you are a progressive Christian who can't understand how can any Christian could support Trump, this book may be for you.
Amy Peterson, who self-identifies as an evangelical Christian and a Democrat, set out to understand how Christians could wholeheartedly support Trump despite his anger, his sometimes subtle, sometimes overt racist asides, his anger, his name-calling ...more
In the interests of full disclosure, I, as a survivor of 90s youth group, am the target audience.
In the meantime I read Amy’s first book that helped me understand where this book came from.
There are a lot of seeds here for reconstruction- most days I am not sure I am looking for reconstruction - but deep down I know it’s time to put the sledgehammer away and start throwing some seeds around.
I don’t agree with everything she says, but the beautiful point she’s making is that we can and should learn from the other! And so I’ve tried to do so while reading this. The most thought-provoking chapter is her one on discernment.
By comparing truth to taste, she argues compelling hey that we need to expand our palate. “We will be healthier, and so will our c ...more
Recommended for: Christians who have grown increasingly ashamed of their church, those seeking what faith in ...more
How have the virtues we were taught, that shaped who we are today, also shaped things that horrify us? "There was goodness there, but something must have been missing, or flawed..." She digs in, honest & sharp.
Lament. Kindness. Hospitality. Purity. Modesty. Authenticity ...more
I loved how Peterson discussed the traditional north American Christian ideals of purity and offered readers a refreshing, inter ...more
Her lament named my hurt and longing. Her reflections offered hope. I especially loved her chapter on authenticity. Instead of assuming that this virtue requires spontaneity and emotional expression, she e ...more
I think Amy has some excellent things to say, and I really ...more