No Pressure, Mr. President!: The Power of True Belief in a Time of Crisis

No Pressure, Mr. President!: The Power of True Belief in a Time of Crisis

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by Eric Metaxas
     
 

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America's Bonhoeffer moment is here.

There is a difference between real faith in God and mere religion. There is a kind of religion that is lifeless and is the bitter enemy of true faith. Think of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s prophetic attempts to waken the sleeping German church, often unwitting allies of Hitler and the Third Reich. Or of William

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America's Bonhoeffer moment is here.

There is a difference between real faith in God and mere religion. There is a kind of religion that is lifeless and is the bitter enemy of true faith. Think of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s prophetic attempts to waken the sleeping German church, often unwitting allies of Hitler and the Third Reich. Or of William Wilberforce’s heroic efforts to rouse his complacent “Christian” countrymen to stand against the monstrous evil of the slave trade. Bonhoeffer and Wilberforce stood against the evil of their times—an evil often repackaged in religious-sounding language.

Eric Metaxas’s electrifying message—delivered before the president and dozens of national leaders at the Sixtieth Annual National Prayer Breakfast—calls readers to follow in the steps of Wilberforce and Bonhoeffer, men who lived their faith and swam against the mainstream, instead of drifting along with it. Metaxas makes it clear that phony religiosity offends God himself—and that real prayer is only possible with a living faith in a living God. And that kind of faith can transform the world. No pressure.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400276011
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
12/25/2012
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
767,149
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Eric Metaxas is the author of the New York Times bestseller Amazing Grace, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask), Everything Else You Always Wanted to Know About God, and thirty children’s books. He is founder and host of Socrates in the City in New York City, where he lives with his wife and daughter. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, Washington Post, Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Marks Hill Review, and Fist Things. He has written for VeggieTales and Rabbit Ears Productions, earning three Grammy nominations for Best Children’s Recording.

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No Pressure, Mr. President!: The Power of True Belief in a Time of Crisis 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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I took the time to write a nice review, not once, but twice. Maybe the third times a charm! It's a short book, and the author is witty and humorous about his experience leading up to the title of the book. Basically, there's a big difference between religion vs. relationship. Also, the author talks about the honor of being a keynote speaker......, how he came to know the Lord, meeting the president, and much more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some of author's premisses are quite different then mine. But his clarity and directness were valuable in seeing these differences and pondering some. I did not appreciate his humor even though I am old enough and well read enough to get most. The lead up to the speech was mostly boring. I will check out his biographies.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think Orba is a fun girl... I wish she would let me be her friend... Ive talked to her before... but..... She doesnt want new friends I guess. Which is kinda understandable.... anyway... I like her.. shes a cool girl.