Dr. Russell Moore's latest book, Onward, tackles the issues facing the church today in America and how to rightly respond. It is a perfectly timed message and a must-read. Onward is centered on the gospel and saturated in grace and fixed on truth.
Dr. Moore splits up the book into ten chapters focusing on some aspect of the church in America today:
A Bible Belt No More
From Moral Majority to Prophetic Minority
A Gospel Counter-Revolution
In each of these, Dr. Moore gives a sober summary of what is happening in America. He doesn't sugar coat things and he doesn't water them down. He simply states the reality facing us as the church in this culture. And he faces those realities head on by filling each chapter with the truths of Scripture.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from Russell Moore's Onward:
"The shaking of American culture is no sign that God has given up on American Christianity. In fact, it may be a sign that God is rescuing American Christianity from itself." (page 7)
Hopefully those will make you go out and buy the book! It is filled with godly wisdom and constantly goes back to the gospel. I expected to read through it and have my eyes opened to the many things opposing the church. I wasn't prepared to end the book feeling full of hope, but I'm so glad that's what happened.
After reading Onward, I feel better prepared to live out the mission of Jesus Christ in this American culture, am more focused on the promises of Scripture and the coming Kingdom of God, and I am more in love with Jesus.
It took me awhile to read Onward because it was a lot of weighty stuff to think through, but I was left so grateful for Dr. Moore's words. Some may find this more of an academic style read, but I definitely recommend it because the message is so very needed right now. There really is no better time for this book. Order it today!
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*Disclaimer: This book was given to me by the publisher for an honest review.
Sarah loves Jesus and her family and is passionate about addressing the urgent spiritual and physical needs around the world. She is the wife of Spencer and mama of Katherine and Claire, and they live in Nashville, TN. She runs a photography business with her husband and writes in order to offer encouragement and invite others to choose grace, joy, and gratitude in the adventure and the mundane. She loves traveling and reading; she will choose unsweet tea over sweet and bootcut jeans over skinny; and she is all sorts of awkward with small talk but thrives with deep conversations.