I have been feeling increasingly persecuted by my own culture in the past few years. I have felt like I am crazy because of my beliefs, my Christian/biblical morals, my opinions, my worldview. It has made me feel alone at times, observing that slowly our culture is becoming hostile toward the very beliefs I hold most dear and my freedoms are subtly being stripped away. This book came at a perfect time and served as an encouragement to me.
Culture Shift: The Battle for the Moral Heart of America is written by R. Albert Mohler, a man who I respect greatly and to whose blog I have subscribed for years. There are 25 chapters in all, and each deals with important issues that Christians face today and offers solid, wise insights into these issues and our response. The book discusses topics such as “offendedness” (and the perception in society that we all have the right to never be offended), indoctrination in public schools, abortion, secularization of society, and other very relevant and important issues. Each chapter caused me to think and reflect on how I’ve seen each issue in my own life and made me think about how I will respond when I encounter these issues. His use of scripture and Christian principles helps to see these issues through a Christian worldview and to bring us back to a place of seeking to honor God even though our culture seems to run from God.
As I read this book, my strong biblical convictions and worldview were affirmed, and it reminded me that God’s Word never changes. His Word is true, and I will continue to live by His principles and not by what our culture/society deem as “right” or “true”…His way is the only way to live, and this book was an encouragement to my heart as I continue to live in a culture that daily runs further from God.
I definitely recommend this book to anyone, but especially those who feel or have felt as I have–alone and persecuted in my own culture.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for this honest review.