Vanishing Evangelical, The: Saving the Church from Its Own Success by Restoring What Really Matters

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The future of evangelical faith begins today, with you

Evangelicalism faces an uncertain future. In this book, written just before his death, Calvin Miller takes a critical and prophetic look at the movement he loved, believing we can shape the future only if we understand the present. American evangelicalism, he warns, has largely adapted to the culture and as a result is waning in its vitality and ...

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Overview

The future of evangelical faith begins today, with you

Evangelicalism faces an uncertain future. In this book, written just before his death, Calvin Miller takes a critical and prophetic look at the movement he loved, believing we can shape the future only if we understand the present. American evangelicalism, he warns, has largely adapted to the culture and as a result is waning in its vitality and influence.

The Vanishing Evangelical looks at the broad cultural influences that are shaping the whole movement, and Miller's sage counsel challenges us to confront these forces and take steps to develop a personal, vital spirituality.

"Calvin Miller's amazingly insightful work is written for such a time as this, calling a sedated church back to her first love and to her rightful place."—Wayne Cordeiro, founder and senior pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship, Honolulu, Hawaii

"Calvin Miller was a pastor, professor, artist, apologist, evangelist, and writer of renown. This is the last book he wrote, and it's well worth the read. We are still tracking with you, Calvin!"—Timothy George, founding dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University; general editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture

"Dealing with challenges such as a declining interest in worship and discipleship, postmodern thought, wavering orthodoxy, and more, the book nevertheless points to factors that indicate the potential for a more promising future. Church leaders should take seriously both Miller's concerns and his prescriptions for the future of the church."—Michael Duduit, executive editor of Preaching magazine; dean of the College of Christian Studies at Anderson University, Anderson, South Carolina

"Calvin Miller's crowning work sizzles with prophetic zeal. Like Jesus, Miller had a passion that increased as his life on this planet ebbed. That passion comes through in the pages of this book."—David Murrow, author of Why Men Hate Going to Church

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801015519
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/15/2013
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,385,862
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Calvin Miller (1936-2012) served as a pastor for over thirty years, and was also research professor and distinguished writer in residence at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He was a beloved author of more than seventy books of popular theology and inspiration, including Preaching: The Art of Narrative Exposition.

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