If you want to understand the importance of the family factor in the decline of Western Christianity over the decades, then this book is highly recommended: How The West Really Lost God: A New Theory in Secularization by Mary Eberstadt
The book’s premise is simple: As the decline of the traditional family fractured, so did Christianity.
Mary Eberstadt seeks to answer the question “How and why has Christianity really come to decline in important parts of the West?”
Drawing on sociology, history, demography, theology, literature, and many other sources, the author shows that family decline and religious decline have gone hand in hand in the Western world in a way that has not been understood before—that they are, as she puts it in a striking new image summarizing the book’s thesis, “the double helix of society, each dependent on the strength of the other for successful reproduction.”
She teaches us how to bring health to our families and to our nation.
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Like his very successful book, 7 Men And the Secret of Their Greatness, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas gives us the wonderful stories of seven outstanding Christian Women in history: Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Saint Maria of Paris, Corrie ten Boom, Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa. The stories are informative, an example to us, and encouraging to read about lives shaped by the truth of the gospel.
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GOD IS LIGHT by Foster H. Shannon
This fresh and positive apologetic for biblical Christianity deals with many of the critical questions asked about the Christian religion. There are three main sections: “The Intellect and the Bible”, “The Moral Order and the Bible”, “The Bible and Life and Hope”. An excellent book to give to honest inquirers and ideal for study groups. Profound in thought, but lucid in presentation. Twenty illustrations. ISBN 0-938462-00-8 Soft Cover / 240 pages, Retail Price$12.99
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The God is Light Study Guide by Foster H. Shannon
The God is Light Study Guide is designed for use by study groups of from 12 to 16 weeks. This study will help to bring the inquiring to Christ. It will strengthen the believer in their faith, and equip them to bear more effective witness for the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Study Guide features a brief summary of each chapter of Foster’s classic, GOD IS LIGHT with discussion questions and bibliography. ISBN 0-938462-16-4 Soft Cover / 36 pages.
Then Sings My Soul -150 of the World’s Greatest Hymn Stories By Robert J. Morgan
Robert J. Morgan’s lifelong interest in hymns led him to discover the richness of stories behind many of the best-loved hymns. He features 150 of some of the greatest Christian hymns and songs, complete with music and lyrics plus a one-page background of each piece. His goal is to keep these traditional hymns vital and meaningful to all generations.
With more than 1,000,000 copies sold, I’d say it’s working.
These devotional-style stories highlight the people whose faith led them to write these wonderful hymns and the people whose faith was affected by reading, hearing, and singing the songs. These are a few snippets from the book that are historically interesting and inspirational to read.
Father Joseph Mohr wrote “Silent Night” due to the fact that the church organ was broken and something was needed for the Christmas Eve presentation in 1818.
Jesus Loves Me was written by Anna Warner for a book, Say and Seal which became a best seller, second only to Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Miss Warner and her sister conducted Bible classes for cadets at West Point for forty years and were buried with full military honors. They are the only civilians buried in this cemetery at West point.
The book features a special softcover, French flap cover design, ivory paper with brown ink and a ragged-edge paper, giving it a classic feel. It’s a special book to share with family and friends.
Disputed Issues (Contending for Christian Faith in Today’s Academic Setting), Stephen T. Davis, Baylor University Press
This is an outstanding apologetic by Dr. Stephen Davis, Pitzer professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College. He engages with many of the critical arguments made against Christianity at the academic level, in our day. He understands what those in the academic world are thinking, and ably refutes their arguments. Sixteen chapters contend with various lines of criticism against the Bible including: Should We Believe The Jesus Seminar?; Have the Infidels Refuted the Resurrection?; Should Evangelicals Be Pluralists?; Is “Survival of Death” Coherent? “Disputed Issues should be required reading for all thoughtful students, philosophers, theologians, and seminarians who are interested in exploring the cogency of Christian faith in light of contemporary criticism”.~ Charles Taliaferro, Professor Of Philosophy, St. Olaf College.
Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds, IVP, Philip Johnson
We have a fine catalogue of books dealing with the misleading assumptions and affirmations by the Darwinists. This is an issue that can be studied in considerable depth. If you want a single book that sums up the issue concisely and clearly- this is the book. We recommend all of Philip Johnson’s books and many others- but you will find a clear and understandable argument regarding the errors of Darwinism in this book.
WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE, David W. Bebbington, Eerdmans Publishing Co.
This is a terrific life story about an aristocratic man in Great Britain in the 1800’s.His participation on Parliament, in the Church, and in the society of his day had profound effects.He is an outstanding example of a Christian applying his Christian beliefs at the highest levels of government.He served in Parliament for more than sixty years and as Prime Minister for four different periods during the reign of Queen Victoria.
From the book:“Gladstone was a highly gifted man with a striking appearance.In his earlier years he was slim, erect, and had tousled black hair.In his old age, observers were most impressed by the majestic forehead and the piercing eye that made opponents quail.His mind was sharp, his memory excellent, and from an early age he was trained in precise reasoning.He worked formidably hard, applying himself to paperwork for long hours at a time.As Prime Minister in the 1880’s, when he had the help of only four secretaries, he composed some twenty thousand letters a year.He was also an effective speaker.”
This is an extraordinary book by a Christian Indian Intellectual. It is a Biography, a History, and an Apologetic. It gives us a very captivating and encouraging account of a living Christianity. First in the author’s life, second in his nation, India, and then in the Western World. He makes a great case for the strength of the Bible, and the healing powers of Christianity for our lives and for our culture. He reminds us that many of our current problems come from a neglect of the Bible.
JESUS ON TRIAL (A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel)
David Limbaugh, Regnery
This is an excellent general apologetic by a Christian attorney. He is a nationally syndicated columnist; the author of five New York Times bestsellers: Absolute Power, Persecution, Bankrupt, The Great Destroyer, and the #1 bestseller, Crimes Against Liberty. He approaches the final days of Jesus with the mind of an attorney: what are the facts, does the evidence stand up, are the witnesses to the resurrection reliable? He makes the case for the reliability of the Bible as God’s word. He deals with and refutes criticisms against Jesus and the Bible. He presents a powerful argument for the dependability and reliability of Christianity.
ISBN 978-1-62157-255-8 Hard Cover 410 pages Retail $17.99