The book is filled with a wide range of topics that relate to the world we live in today. The author, who is a well known radio talk host, uses biblical principles to write about how Christians should react and relate to what is going on in the world around us. I gave this book 4/5 stars for a couple reasons. My first reason is it has lots and lots of words! I know that is what makes a book but sometimes the paragraphs would just go on and on! Another reason is how complicated some of the paragraphs felt as I read through them. I had to reread some of them just to get to the point of what was being written. On the positive side I did walk away from the book with a better understanding of how important it is to read your Bible every day.
I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
Based on writings in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, the prophet Jeremiah's instructions from God to the Israelites in Babylon, and other historical teachings Parshall builds her theses that we should be evangelists and also be involved in the culture. The "Market Place of Ideas" can be a trap and needs truths that God's people understand.
The author discusses issues prevalent in today's society that are "bad ideas leading to bad choices with even worse consequences." Followers of God need to actively counteract these ideas instead of being influenced by them. These include present day behaviors involving marriage, the family, materialism and the life of unborn, for example.
A clearly thought out presentation, Buyer Beware can motivate people to consider better solutions to social problems. The author presents practical actions that range from easy to more difficult, but can impact the culture for good. Jeremiah's message was to â€˜work for the good of the city where you live', because that brings peace for everyone as God desires.