Letters to A Young Evangelical

Letters to A Young Evangelical

Book - 2006
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A best-selling minister and social activist offers an uplifting vision of what it means to be an evangelical and offers loving guidance to all of those who wish to lead a genuinely Christian life in a confusing world

Named by Christianity Today as one of the twentyfive most influential preachers of the last fifty years, best-selling author Tony Campolo has spent decades calling on readers and audiences around the world to live their faith through committed activism. A tireless crusader for human rights and the eradication of world poverty, Campolo is a "Red Letter" Christian--he reminds us that when Jesus spoke, he spoke of social justice. But the Religious Right and social conservatives have hijacked His message in the name of Republican politics. They have corrupted the faith by ignoring the true message of Christ and focusing instead on narrow "wedge" issues to win political campaigns. In Letters to a Young Evangelical, Campolo calls on evangelicals of all ages to reject the false pieties of the Religious Right. With his trademark candor and wit, he offers sage advice to seekers who are trying to live their faith in a modern world that is politically polarized and predominantly secular. He is unafraid to touch on the hot-button topics that divide believers in America and around the world: abortion, gay rights, war, capital punishment, feminism, and the environment. An activist, a visionary, and a man of deep faith, Tony Campolo offers guidance not only for young evangelicals, but for seekers of all ages and faiths.


Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, 2006
ISBN: 9780465008315
0465008313
Branch Call Number: 248.4 C157L
Characteristics: viii, 280 p. ; 21 cm

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Brianna4
Aug 04, 2010

Tony Campolo does a wonderful job of concisely explaining the world of Christiandom within the context of the right and left political and religious spheres. Fundamentalism is exposed so well, that I am now much more aware of how my own beliefs do not fit into such a rash, extreme brand of religiosity. I have been challenged and very enlightened by this book!

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