God in the Wasteland: The Reality of Truth in a World of Fading Dreams

God in the Wasteland: The Reality of Truth in a World of Fading Dreams

by David F. Wells
     
 
Here is the much-anticipated sequel to David F. Well’s widely praised book No Place for Truth, which garnered multiple "Book of the Year" awards from Christianity Today.

Building on the trenchant cultural and religious analyses of evangelical Protestantism set forth in his first volume, Wells argues in God in the Wasteland that the church is now

Overview

Here is the much-anticipated sequel to David F. Well’s widely praised book No Place for Truth, which garnered multiple "Book of the Year" awards from Christianity Today.

Building on the trenchant cultural and religious analyses of evangelical Protestantism set forth in his first volume, Wells argues in God in the Wasteland that the church is now enfeebled because it has lost its sense of God’s sovereignty and holiness. God, says Wells, has become weightless. He has lost the power to shape the church’s character, outlook, and practice.

By looking afresh at the way God’s transcendence and immanence have been taken captive by modern appetites, Wells is able to argue for a reform of the evangelical world—a reform without which evangelical faith will be lost—and develop a powerful biblical antidote to the modernity which has invaded the church.

Editorial Reviews

Christian Ministry
"A remarkable and thorough criticism of the contemporary church's relation with modern consumer culture.... This book will either infuriate or elicit amens."
Release Ink
An important and courageous look at how modernity—has caused us to view God as somehow weightless in His influence on the Church.... This is not light reading, but Wells' capacity for apt phrasing and stabbing insight makes it a rewarding experience.
Library Journal
Continuing the examination of evangelical theology he started in No Place for Truth; or, Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology (Eerdmans, 1993), Wells expands on the previous work by offering a remedy to the diminished place of theology in the church by suggesting a return to a belief in God and away from culture modernization or worldliness. Wells is convincing in his statements that mass consumerism and self-obsession lead to mega-churches where the "consumer is sovereign, the product (in this God himself) must be subservient." A comparative survey of seminarians conducted during 1988 and 1993 provides support for this religion of civility. An extensive bibliography makes this book a useful addition for more substantial religion collections.-L. Kriz, Sioux City P.L., Ia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802837738
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/21/1994
Pages:
278

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >