Hope of Nations: Standing Strong in a Post-Truth, Post-Christian World

Hope of Nations: Standing Strong in a Post-Truth, Post-Christian World

by John S. Dickerson


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Every week a terrorist attack, riot, or political scandal makes the headlines—and we feel the world around us shaking again. We struggle to separate truth from biased statements and hope from naïveté. We wonder how we got here and where these uncertain days will take us.

One of the world’s top investigative reporters, John S. Dickerson, addresses this post-truth, post-Christian society in Hope of Nations.

Hope of Nations shows us how and why the world is changing, where those changes will lead, and what it looks like to live like Christ in today’s society. With fascinating historical and political background, Dickerson helps us understand:

  • The five major forces driving global change in the world today

  • Why violent displays of Islam continue resurfacing

  • The incoming moral, social, and political impact of American millennials

  • Ten ways to respond biblically to trends shaping the world right now

  • How to live with Christian courage and compassion in tumultuous times

“Times of great social upheaval are times of great spiritual opportunity,” writes Dickerson. “You can live the adventure of this era with great purpose. You can know with confidence that the Creator of the universe appointed you to bring light and life to this moment in human history.”

Among the youngest award-winning journalists and a seminary-trained pastor, Dickerson brings his reporting skills, generational perspective, and biblical insights to this groundbreaking book.

Get a larger view of what is happening with your community, your government, and your international neighbors in this thoughtful look at global events in light of your unique Christian calling.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310341932
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 467,338
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John S. Dickerson is a prize-winning research journalist, a seminary-trained pastor, and a frequent commentator in national news outlets like USA Today. He aggregates cultural trends, sociology, and historical understanding to give Biblical insight into world events and Christian living today. John’s first book, The Great Evangelical Recession, has equipped tens of thousands to understand the future of the church in the United States. John serves as the Lead Pastor of Connection Pointe Christian Church in the Indianapolis metro area.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Understanding Our New Reality 11

Part 1 What Is Happening, and Why?

1 My Hope for the Nations 21

2 What Is Happening? 30

3 Pre-Tremors 53

4 Forces 1 and 2: Humans Are Sinning and Satan Is Scheming 66

5 Force 3: Ideologies Are Warring 73

6 Force 4: Western Civilization Is Unraveling 123

7 Force 5: Christ and His People Are Prevailing 170

Part 2 Where Will It Lead?

8 What Can and Cannot Happen 179

9 The Nine Post-Christian Trends We Will Face 189

Part 3 How Will We Live?

10 What We Can and Cannot Control 195

11 The Nine Manifestos We Can Embrace 201

12 Rooted to Scripture in a Post-Truth Era 204

13 Training Our Young in a Post-Knowledge Era 209

14 Known for Doing Good in a Post-Church Era 217

15 Dignifying All People in a Post-Human Era 222

16 Ambassadors in a Post-Christian Era 227

17 Loving Our Persecutors in a Post-Decency Era 239

18 Calm in a Post-Prosperity Era 248

19 Invincible in a Post-Liberty Era 252

20 Fearless in a Post-Peace Era 263

Conclusion 273

Acknowledgments 281

About the Author 283

Notes 285

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