Another Gospel?: A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity

Another Gospel?: A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity

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Overview

“This may be the most influential book you will read this year.” —Lee Strobel, bestselling author of The Case for Miracles

A Movement Seeks to Redefine Christianity. Some Think that It Is a Much-Needed Progressive Reformation. Others Believe that It Is an Attack on Historic Christianity.

Alisa Childers never thought she would question her Christian faith. She was raised in a Christian home, where she had seen her mom and dad feed the hungry, clothe the homeless, and love the outcast. She had witnessed God at work and then had dedicated her own life to leading worship, as part of the popular Christian band ZOEgirl. All that was deeply challenged when she met a progressive pastor, who called himself a hopeful agnostic.

Another Gospel? describes the intellectual journey Alisa took over several years as she wrestled with a series of questions that struck at the core of the Christian faith. After everything she had ever believed about God, Jesus, and the Bible had been picked apart, she found herself at the brink of despair . . . until God rescued her, helping her to rebuild her faith, one solid brick at a time.

In a culture of endless questions, you need solid answers. If you or someone you love has encountered the ideas of progressive Christianity and aren’t sure how to respond, Alisa’s journey will show you how to determine—and rest in—what’s unmistakably true.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496441737
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 10/06/2020
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 18,999
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Alisa Childers is a wife, a mom, an author, a blogger, a speaker and a worship leader. She was a member of the award-winning CCM recording group ZOEgirl. She is a popular speaker at apologetics and Christian worldview conferences, including reTHINK. Alisa has been published at The Gospel Coalition, The Christian Post, Crosswalk, The Stream, For Every Mom, and Decision magazine, and her blog post "Girl, Wash Your Face? What Rachel Mollis Gets Right … and Wrong" received more than one million views. You can connect with Alisa online at alisachilders.com.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

Foreword Lee Strobel xiii

1 Crisis of Faith 1

2 The Rocks in My Shoes 13

3 Creeds, Cobbler, and Walter Bauer 27

4 Fixing What Isn't Broken 43

5 A Different Kind of Christianity 71

6 Nothing New under the Sun 95

7 For the Bible Tells Me So? 115

8 Was It True Only for Them? 135

9 Authority Problems 153

10 Hell on Earth? 177

11 Cosmic Child Abuse? 201

12 Reconstruction 225

Acknowledgments 241

Additional Resources 245

Discussion Guide 251

About the Author 255

Notes 257

What People are Saying About This

Jonathan Morrow

If someone shares their story of deconversion from Christianity or a revisionist approach to historic Christian teachings, they’ll be celebrated as authentic and find themselves trending on social media. But what about the people who look at the same evidence and decide to go deeper in their Christian faith? What I love about this truth-centered book is that Alisa shares her powerful journey of doubt on the way to a stronger faith. Readers will resonate with her honest wrestling with hard questions while at the same growing in their confidence because the answers Alisa shares are rooted in reality and Scripture. Contrary to what you may hear, you don’t need to revise or reject the gospel, the atonement of Jesus, or the Bible to find real joy, peace, and love. I hope every Christian reads Another Gospel? so they are not taken in by the false promises of progressive Christianity.

Melissa Kruger

Is it possible to reconstruct faith after deconstruction? Using her own season of spiritual doubt as a backdrop, Alisa Childers explores the validity of Christianity—as well as the inefficacy of progressive Christianity—with precision, insight, and intellectual integrity. Another Gospel? is a needed and welcome book that reveals the ways historic Christianity can stand up to our doubts, concerns, and questions.

Frank Turek

I love this book! Alisa Childers takes you on a captivating journey from her unreflective conservative Christian faith to the cliff of another gospel and then back home to the true Jesus. Along the way, she deconstructs progressive Christianity with wit, insight, and easy-to-remember evidence. Another Gospel? will inoculate you from a temptation far more seductive than atheism. And it’s an enjoyable read too!

Gregory Koukl

Alisa Childers has been where you may be now. She was that Christian hanging on the brink of deconversion until she found the truth—clearly explained and thoroughly defended with the facts. In Another Gospel? you’ll find someone who has not only shared your doubts and faced your challenges, but also who found rock-solid answers to her own legitimate questions and concerns. In a witty, winsome, yet completely transparent and authentic way, Childers offers the wisdom and insight of a person who has gone through the battle and not only survived, but won. If you’ve ever wondered deep inside, Is Christianity really true?; if you’ve ever agonized, God, are you there?, then Another Gospel? will be your lifeline—and God’s answer to your prayer.

Randy Alcorn

Deconstructed faith stories are the new normal. We all know people who once seemed to be solid Christians but have walked away. Alisa’s story of her own reconstructed faith is a breath of fresh air. She shares her doubts and struggles and the journey God led her on to rediscover the solid Rock on which she stands. This excellent book is full of hope and sound reasons for faith in Jesus and God’s Word.

Sean McDowell

Another Gospel? is a timely, must-read book. Through the lens of her personal journey, Alisa Childers compares and contrasts the historic Christian gospel with the progressive “gospel.” Nothing is more important than accurately grasping the Good News of Christ and responding to challenges against it, which is why I am grateful for her courage and clarity.

Mark Mittelberg

Another Gospel? is one of the most important books of our time. It shows how progressive Christianity redefines the nature of God, the mission of Jesus, and the message of the gospel—while undermining the authority of Scripture. In these pages Alisa Childers exposes this dangerous movement and points us back to a biblical faith.

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