This Is Our Time: Everyday Myths in Light of the Gospel

This Is Our Time: Everyday Myths in Light of the Gospel

by Trevin Wax

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This Is Our Time: Everyday Myths in Light of the Gospel by Trevin Wax

Uncertain. Confused. Overwhelmed.

Many Christians feel bombarded by the messages they hear and the trends they see in our rapidly changing world.

How can we resist being conformed to the pattern of this world? What will faithfulness to Christ look like in these tumultuous times? How can we be true to the gospel in a world where myths and false visions of the world so often prevail?

In This is Our Time, Trevin Wax provides snapshots of twenty-first-century American Life in order to help Christians understand the times. By analyzing our common beliefs and practices (smartphone habits, entertainment intake, and our views of shopping, sex, marriage, politics, and life’s purpose), Trevin helps us see through the myths of society to the hope of the gospel.

As faithful witnesses to Christ, Trevin writes, we must identify the longing behind society’s most cherished myths (what is good, true, beautiful), expose the lie at the heart of these myths (what is false and damaging), and show how the gospel tells a better story – one that exposes the lie but satisfies the deeper longing.


 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433648472
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 666,403
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Trevin Wax is the Bible and Reference Publisher for LifeWay Christian Resources. A former missionary to Romania, Trevin hosts a blog at The Gospel Coalition and regularly contributes to The Washington Post, Religion News Service, World, and Christianity Today, which named him one of thirty-three millennials shaping the next generation of evangelicals. His previous books include Counterfeit Gospels, Clear Winter Nights, and Gospel-Centered Teaching. He and his wife Corina have three children.

Table of Contents

Foreword Marvin Olasky xiii

Introduction: This Is Our Time 1

Chapter 1 Your Phone Is a Myth-Teller 15

Chapter 2 Hollywood Is After Your Heart 43

Chapter 3 The North Pole and the Pursuit of Happiness 65

Chapter 4 Shopping for Happiness 89

Chapter 5 Never "At Home" in the City of Man 113

Chapter 6 Marriage Matters 137

Chapter 7 Sex Rebels 157

Chapter 8 As the World Wobbles 181

Afterword 203

Acknowledgments 207

Notes 209

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This Is Our Time: Everyday Myths in Light of the Gospel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Kevin_Haynes More than 1 year ago
This book is great. Speaks to many of the issues facing Christians today. Highly recommend.