Enemies with Smiling Faces: Defeating the Subtle Threats That Endanger Christians

Enemies with Smiling Faces: Defeating the Subtle Threats That Endanger Christians

by Donald C. Posterski

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830823871
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 03/28/2004
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Posterski is director of church relations with World Vision International, based in Monrovia, California. He leads global initiatives relating to spiritual formation, Christian witness and church partnerships. He holds three doctoral degrees and serves as research professor of Christianity and culture at Tyndale University College and Seminary. He has written numerous books, including Why Am I Afraid to Tell You I'm a Christian? (IVP). Posterski is currently based in Toronto, Ontario.

Table of Contents

Introduction9
Part 1Christian Enemies with Smiling Faces13
1Quick-Fix Faith15
2Feeling-Only Faith24
3One-Sided Faith33
4Spiritual Superiority44
5Depreciating the Image of God54
Part 2Worldly Enemies with Smiling Faces63
6Self-Construction65
7Affluenza75
8Character Without Design85
9Privatized Faith95
Part 3Learning to Relate to Enemies with Smiling Faces105
10Dealing with Diversity107
11Balancing Conviction and Compassion120
12Dignifying Cultural Differences134
13Global Citizenship146
14Global Engagement155
Part 4Strategies for Living Among the Enemies169
15Self Care: Nurturing a Mature Spine of Identity173
16Soul Care: Scripting My Story in God's Story184
17Outreach: Making Meaning of God's Gospel Story193
18Social Care: Pursuing God's Justice Story207
Epilogue218
Notes220

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