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In a unique narrative approach, Sprinkle begins by looking at how the story of God as a whole portrays violence and war, drawing conclusions that guide the reader through the rest of the book. With urgency and precision, he navigates hard questions and examines key approaches to violence, driving every answer back to Scripture. Ultimately, Sprinkle challenges the church to "walk in a manner worthy of our calling" and shape our lives on the example of Christ.
Fight: A Christian Case for Non-Violence is biblically rooted, theologically coherent, and prophetically challenging. It is a defining work that will stir discussions for years to come.
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: David C. Cook
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)|
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Preston Sprinkle is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Erasing Hell: What God Said About Eternity, and the Things We've Made Up. He has a Ph.D. in New Testament from Aberdeen University and currently teaches at Eternity Bible College in Simi Valley, California, where he lives with his wife and four kids.
VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5A Christian Case for Non-ViolenceDecember 25, 2013VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Preston Sprinkle in his new book, "Fight" published by David C. Cook shows us A Christian Case for Non-Violence.
From the Back Cover: What are we fighting for?
"I'm an evangelical Christian. And I am not Amish, Quaker or Mennonite. I own several guns and still believe that the smell of a recently fired shotgun on a crisp fall morning comes darn near close to paradise. Bit I've tried my hardest to understand God's Word and the divine perspectives of those who read it. And the more I study, the more I discuss, the more I've become convinced: Christians shouldn't kill or use violence-not even in war."
With these words, Preston Sprinkle jumps into a compelling, passionate study of God's perspective on violence. Examining both the seemingly angry, violent God of the Old Testament and the peacemaking Jesus of the New. Preston takes us back to Scripture to discern how God really called His people to think and live in the midst of a violent world. He asks us to join him in inviting God to challenge our presuppositions, to set aside our biases and backgrounds and fears_and to seek above all else to faithfully follow the Savior who humbly submitted to God in the face of injustice and violence.
We not only live in a violent world, but our Bible is filled with violence. How, then, can Jesus seemingly prohibit Christians from using violence. And does this apply to all Christians in every situation? This is what Mr. Sprinkle is looking at; why The Bible contains so much violence and he addresses how the Church should live out Jesus' call to non-violence. In thirteen chapters issues are raised: How God's desire for non-violent peace remains the ideal-even when confronting injustice and enmity, How to reconcile what seems like a vengeful, wrathful God of the Old Testament with the forging, nonviolent Christ of the New Testament. These and more thought provoking issues are all explored. Mr. Sprinkle challenges us to take what we may have possible believed all our lives and re-examine them in this new light and re-evaluate if we are still going to believe them or change and conform our thinking to these new thoughts from The Bible.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from David C. Cook for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."