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

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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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User Review  - pomorev - LibraryThing

Once you get past the alarmist introduction, Sider really has a good proposal. I am appreciative of how he calls for a rethinking of the content of the gospel. His treatment of sin gives a good pause ... Read full review

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Many people like this book. I don't have much appetite for "Christian" books which alarm. I would prefer to read books that stimulate my appetite. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
9
The Biblical Vision
31
Cheap Grace vs the Whole Gospel
55
Conforming to Culture or Being the Church
85
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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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