The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience: Why Are Christians Living Just Like the Rest of the World? (Google eBook)

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Baker Books, Feb 1, 2005 - Religion - 144 pages
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Ron Sider asserts that "by their daily activity, most 'Christians' regularly commit treason. With their mouths they claim that Jesus is their Lord, but with their actions they demonstrate their allegiance to money, sex, and personal self-fulfillment."
In this candid and challenging book, Sider addresses an embarrassing reality: most Christians' lives are no different from the lives of their secular neighbors. Hedonism, materialism, racism, egotism, and many other undesirable traits are commonplace among Christians.
Rather than simply a book bemoaning the state of American Christianity today, The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience offers readers solutions to repair the disconnect between belief and practice. While it's not easy medicine to take, this book is a much-needed prophetic call to transformed living.
  

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Review: The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience, Why Are Christians Living Just Like the Rest of the World?

User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

This book is a few years old and the topic is by now fairly well-worn. Whether there has been any change on the front(s) the author seeks to address is questionable. The author makes an assumption ... Read full review

Review: The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience: Why Are Christians Living Just Like the Rest of the World?

User Review  - Benjamin Glaser - Goodreads

There is a lot of good food for thought in this book and pretty much jives with many of the problems I have with "evangelicalism". Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
9
The Depth of the Scandal
17
The Biblical Vision
31
Cheap Grace vs the Whole Gospel
55
Conforming to Culture or Being the Church
85
Rays of Hope
121
Notes
133
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Ronald J. Sider is president of Evangelicals for Social Action and professor of theology, holistic ministry, and public policy at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The author of more than twenty books, he resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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