In this profound and thought-provoking book, Rich Nathan helps us relate to the world the way God does. Our zeal as Christians often causes us to alienate the very people God wants to embrace, such as New Agers, abortionists, homosexuals, and radical feminists. But people are not our enemies - evil is, and evil is not just a matter of "labels", but of lies and sin that affect Christians and non-Christians alike. And truth can be found where we least expect it. So if we want others to believe that the gospel truly is good news, we must prove it through our actions and attitudes toward those with whom we disagree.
Are You at War with Someone Jesus Loves? Many Christians are. We find it much easier to judge those outside the church than to love them. Yet Jesus did not come to condemn the world, but to save it. It is time we took on his attitude of servanthood--time to share not canned presentations, but our hearts and lives. Rich Nathan helps us understand how. Tackling five knotty current issues, he takes us inside the worldviews and street-level realities of postmodernists, New Agers, homosexuals, feminists, and liberals in order to better understand them, and to see beyond categories to real faces, real needs, and real hearts that long to be welcomed. Nathan reveals both the errors that we must challenge, and unexpected truths that will challenge us. Most important, he helps us to see individuals who long to experience the redemptive touch of Jesus--through us.
Rich Nathan is senior pastor of Vineyard Church of Columbus, Ohio, and serves on the Association of Vineyard Churches National Executive Board. Raised in the Jewish faith, he taught business law at Ohio State University and received his Juris Doctorate with honors from Ohio State University. A popular international conference speaker, Nathan is a coauthor of Empowered Evangelicals. He and his wife and two children live in Westerville, Ohio.
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