Unfashionable: Making a Difference in the World by Being Different

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Crown Publishing Group, Apr 14, 2009 - Religion - 224 pages
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From the foreword to the book by Tim Keller:
“Here you will learn how we must contextualize, how we Christians should be as active in Hollywood, Wall Street, Greenwich Village, and Harvard Square (if not more) than the halls of Washington, DC. And yet, there are ringing calls to form a distinct, ‘thick’ Christian counter-culture as perhaps the ultimate witness to the presence of the future, the coming of the Kingdom.”

“Tullian Tchividjian, one of today’s brightest young Christian leaders, makes a refreshing call for orthodoxy. He does not apologize for the gospel; he wears it like a red badge of courage. Read this book to recover the faith once for all delivered to the saints in fresh, courageous terms.”
–Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship and author of The Faith

“Tullian Tchividjian is the real deal. His life and his words speak in stereo. I love reading books that challenge the way I think. Unfashionable goes beyond that. It’s counterintuitive. It’s counter-cultural. And it’s a must-read for those brave enough to really follow in the footsteps of Jesus.”
–Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington D.C. and author of Wild Goose Chase

“With the right balance of reproof and encouragement, critique and construction, Unfashionable displays with succinct, vivid, and engaging clarity the relevance of the gospel over the trivialities that dominate our lives and our churches right now..”
–Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen professor, Westminster Seminary in California, and host of White Horse Inn

“Plainly, powerfully, and pastorally, Unfashionable gives a bird’s-eye view of the real Christian life–Christ-centered, church-committed, kingdom-contoured, future-focused, and counter-cultural all the way. It makes for a truly nutritious read.”
–J. I. Packer, professor of theology at Regent College and author of Knowing God

In this windowless world, God, transcendence, and mystery have become less and less imaginable…. Everything’s produced, managed, and solved ‘this side of the ceiling,’ which explains why so many people are restless and yearning, as I was, for meaning that transcends this world–for something and Someone different.”
–from Unfashionable

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Practical Approache to Real Cultural Engagement

User Review  - Pastor Tim VL - Christianbook.com

Being unfashionable doesn’t seem like an attractive aspiration within our culture. The stacks of gossip and glamour magazines that line grocery store check-out lines encourage us to be fashionable ... Read full review

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A very good contrarian book that shows how churches and Christians should not try so hard to be fashionable. Instead, we are called to be different, to be "out of this world". Tchividjian does an ... Read full review


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About the author (2009)

William Graham Tullian Tchividjian (pronounced cha-vi-jin) is a Florida native, the founding pastor of New City Church just outside of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, a visiting professor of theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, and a grandson of Billy and Ruth Graham. A graduate of Columbia International University (philosophy) and Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Tullian is the author of The Kingdom of God: A Primer on the Christian Life, and Do I Know God? Finding Certainty in Life’s Most Important Relationship. The author of numerous articles Tullian is a contributing editor to Leadership Journal. Tullian speaks at conferences throughout the US and his sermons are broadcast daily on the radio program "Godward Living.” When he is not reading, studying, preaching, or writing, he enjoys being with people and relaxing with his wife Kim and their three kids Gabe, Nate, and Genna. Tullian loves the beach, loves to exercise, and when he has time, he loves to surf. 

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