Why this book?
We live in an unforgiving world where some seek closure
by witnessing the execution of their loved one's convicted
killer while others sue benevolent foundations because they
helped people who had contact with assumed members of a
«terrorist» group. Some countries go even further as their
foreign policy is to attack anyone they perceive as a threat.
Western advertisements instil in us the need of
products to keep us young, sexy, content and proud while most
of the planet's population has not enough clean water, food,
electricity and few of what we consider the bare necessities
How is a Christian to react? Where is she to
turn for guidance when Christian institutions are crippled by
scandals and Christian values seem obsolete in our new world?
For some, Christian values are even dangerous as they go
against our science and our consumer society. Economic theory
states that those who refuse to buy hurt others as the economy's
vitality depends on spending. For others, helping the
disadvantaged and the marginalized goes against evolution as that
theory is based on the «survival of the fittest»
Capitalism and ownership are considered essential to our
present and future freedom and well-being. Ambition, greed and
competition are absolutely required if our wonderful
«world order» (social, political, economic) is to flourish.
What is Jesus' position on these topics? What does
He say to the devout Christian about our world? What is really
His message? Why did He come?
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