The Last Christian on Earth: Uncover the Enemy's Plot to Undermine the Church

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The Last Christian on Earth is an incisive and wide-ranging analysis of what has happened to bring about the decline of the Church in America and the West and an open and passionate plea for reformation and revival. Using the device of one spy writing memoranda to another on how to undermine the Church, Os Guinness helps us to see ourselves as others see us and to recognize what has really caused the damage. It is much more than a critique, and it does not finish ...

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Overview

The Last Christian on Earth is an incisive and wide-ranging analysis of what has happened to bring about the decline of the Church in America and the West and an open and passionate plea for reformation and revival. Using the device of one spy writing memoranda to another on how to undermine the Church, Os Guinness helps us to see ourselves as others see us and to recognize what has really caused the damage. It is much more than a critique, and it does not finish pessimistically.

If you are saddened by the shallow and ineffectual state of the Church in America and the West and puzzled by what has caused such a sorry decline, you need to read this book slowly and on your knees. We are living in an urgent hour for all followers of Jesus in the West.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830751259
  • Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
  • Publication date: 2/18/2010
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 596,273
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

OS GUINNESS is a philosopher, social critic and prolific author who was born in China and educated in England, and who has worked in the Washington, DC, area for more than 25 years. He has been a freelance reporter for the BBC, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies. In 1991, Dr. Guinness founded the Trinity Forum, which hosts discussions with senior leaders in business and politics. He speaks widely at universities and business and political conferences around the world. He lives in McLean, Virginia, with his wife, Jenny.

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Table of Contents

Author's Introduction to the New Edition 9

Preface: How These Papers Came Into My Hands 15

Memorandum 1 Operation Gravedigger 19

Memorandum 2 The Sandman Effect 37

Memorandum 3 The Cheshire-Cat Factor 53

Memorandum 4 The Private-Zoo Factor 71

Memorandum 5 The Smorgasbord Factor 91

Memorandum 6 Creating Counterfeit Religion 107

Memorandum 7 Damage to Enemy Institutions 127

Memorandum 8 Damage to Enemy Ideas 145

Memorandum 9 Fossils and Fanatics 161

Memorandum 10 Trendies and Traitors 183

Memorandum 11 The Last Christian in the Modern World 209

Afterword: On Remembering the Third Fool and the Devil's Mousetrap 217

Appendix: An Evangelical Manifesto 229

References 251

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  • Posted May 23, 2013

    An excellent re-telling of the last days of Jesus' life on earth

    An excellent re-telling of the last days of Jesus' life on earth. The book is clearly written and moves at a pace that keeps the reader interested throughout. As an 84 year old I have read the stories of Jesus many times, but this one is vivid and accurate according to the New Testament accounts.

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