Fools Rush in Where Monkeys Fear to Tread: Taking Aim at Everyone

Fools Rush in Where Monkeys Fear to Tread: Taking Aim at Everyone

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by Carl R. Trueman
     
 

A pithy collection of the best of Carl Trueman’s articles on culture and the church. This is a compelling, challenging, and sometimes uproarious look at how the world and the church intersect.  See more details below

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A pithy collection of the best of Carl Trueman’s articles on culture and the church. This is a compelling, challenging, and sometimes uproarious look at how the world and the church intersect.

Editorial Reviews

Kevin DeYoung
In this collection of essays Carl Trueman is at his brilliant, provocative, hysterical best. Reading Trueman is always enlightening and always an event. I loved the previous collections of his articles and enjoyed this one just as much. These chapters will edify, entertain, and occasionally infuriate. What more could one ask for in a book?
Michael Horton
“Wit and wisdom don’t always go together with theologians­especially with historical theologians. When they do, it’s a real treat. Proving the adage that those who don’t understand history are doomed to repeat it, Carl Trueman brings the treasures of the past to bear on the challenges and opportunities of the present. Even if you don’t agree with everything, you can’t help but be provoked to ponder God, yourself, the church, and our culture in fresh ways.”
J. V. Fesko
Though he might not take himself too seriously, Carl Trueman takes the gospel very seriously in this wonderful little book. Trueman offers laugh-out-loud insightful commentary on theology, culture, the church, and the Christian life. His rapier-like wit cuts through absurdity and bad theology like a hot-knife through butter. This is Trueman at his best using 'humor in the service of theology.'”
Michael Haykin
The essay used to be a key sub-genre of Christian writing (witness those of the Baptist John Foster or the Catholic G.K. Chesterton), but in recent days the art of the essayist has become somehting of a lost art among Evangelicals. As this scinitllating collection of mini-essays clearly reveals, however, past essayists like Foster and Chesterton have a worthy successor in Trueman. His essays are not always easy to read; not so much because of the difficulty of their content, but due to their distinct prophetic edge. Yet, like the essays of Foster and Chesterton, though they do not always soothe, they do ultimately edify.
Derek W. H. Thomas
"Rev. Rodney Trotter is an international treasure, and his current residence in Cricklewood belies his ambition to address theological concerns on a global scale. The man seems fearless, offending sacred cows of all sizes and types. His writings shake the very foundations of conservative theological empires. I fully expect him to be named as Time magazine's "Most Influential Theologian," any time soon."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596384057
Publisher:
Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
978,954
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Carl R. Trueman is the Vice President for Academics and Professor of Historical Theology and Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His MA is in Classics (Cambridge University), and his PhD is in Church History (Aberdeen University).

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Fools Rush in Where Monkeys Fear to Tread: Taking Aim at Everyone 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
chris-ho More than 1 year ago
I have to say this is a hard book to review, not because it is not well written nor was it was a bad book, but the topics discussed was so well spread it’s hard to find a phrase to describe it other than the one that Trueman has provided: “Taking Aim at Everyone“. This is really what the book is meant to do, take aim at everyone. Trueman writes in a wholesome manner, being able to be sensitive to the culture that we’re in and also critical of what is happening, don’t get me wrong, Trueman is not some cynical critic, but one that really does brings out pointers that we really ought to think about. What’s included in this book: What’s wrong with (Mark) Driscoll? Why aren’t evangelical more humorous (and why they should be) Why we can’t take criticism (and what’s wrong with it) And many more…. You have to read to find out, it will be well worth your time and money. Read not to be more informative, but rather read to be able to think more carefully about what is happening about Christendom and how our brothers in the past can help guide us on to the future. Rating: 4.5/5