Practical and contemporary lessons from the Book of Judges
HOW do you survive the cultural ’’tsunami’’ that threats to sweep away all signs of biblical Christianity? HOW can you hold firm in the midst of moral and spiritual anarchy?
Christians today face incredible challenges to live a lifestyle that honors God. Surrounded by a culture that defines morality by ’’whatever works for me,’’ you may sometimes believe your best strategy is to retreat, or even surrender. But retreating, surrendering, or merely surviving the forces that attack your faith are not options when you have been called to carry the values of Christ’s kingdom into the world.
Author Gary Inrig finds solid answers in the often-ignored Old Testament Book of Judges. ’’Few periods of history are so much like our own as the time of the Judges--at one moment scaling the peaks of glory and at the next plunging headlong into the swamp of sin...The Book of Judges is filled with people very much like us--people with God-given potential for greatness and unfailing capacity for catastrophe.’’ As Inrig shows you the lives of Israel’s judges, you’ll find heroes with hearts of iron who trusted God, making a positive impact on their times. You’ll also discover the spiritual catastrophe that results when those with feet of clay fail to depend on God.
The triumphs and tragedies of people like Deborah, Gideon, and Samson can teach you the principles that will enable you to ’’live a powerful, productive life in the midst of a society that is increasingly hostile to loyal followers of the One who alone is Lord.’’
Paperback, 331 pages.