BY ABDU MURRAY. This book made my "best book I read this year" a few years ago. Murray has an excellent take on how are culture has abandoned truth and what we need to do to recover it.
Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion, BY OS GUINNESS
Os Guinness wrote another winner. Combining Evangelism with Apologetics, Guinness does an artful job of laying out the process of restoring the art of Christian persuasion. I've read this book several times and continue to reap its gems.
How We Share When They Don't Care. BY KYLE BESHEARS
Beshears makes the claim that in general, people don't reject the Gospel, they simply don't care because they're too distracted.
Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age. BY ALAN NOBLE.
Alan Nobel wrote about the need to break through the distracted culture to the hearts of people. While Kyle Beshears reveals how the culture is distracted and apathetic, Noble gives a road map to reach them.
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The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism's Looming Catastrophe. by VODDIE BAUCHAM.
One of the best books I've read on the social justice movement from a Christian perspective. Baucham is clear and compelling siting numerous incidents that fly in the face of statistics proving them erroneous.
This is not just recommended, but urgent reading.
How Activist Scholarship Made Everything About Race, Gender and Identity - and Why This Harms Everybody. By HELEN PLUCKROSE and JAMES LINDSAY.
Written from a secular perspective this book confirms the harm that Critical Theory is doing to everyone - even those who support it. I found this book to be extremely informing and full of background information, too. Must read if you want to understand the underpinnings of Critical Theory.
AMUSING OURSELVES TO DEATH
Public Discourse in an Age of Show Business, by Neil Postman
If there's one book I could point to that lifted the veil on culture for me, this is it. Postman was a terrific pundit on the way video was affecting our lives. He spare no one, though he is a perfect gentleman when he points out how the video world turns everyone into a showman.
His main point, however, is that video is making us dumber and he wrote this in 1985. Postman shows how reading is the best way to grow your mind and how video can make us mindless.
I recommend this book all the time. Aside from Scripture and several saintly books, this book changed my life the most.
There are several other titles by Postman that I would say are required reading today.
The Surrender of Culture to Technology, by Neil Postman
There are few books that I've read that actually frightened me. This was one of them.
Here Neil Postman explains how technology takes over a culture and becomes "technopoly." Whether we acknowledge it or not, we're living in a technopoly.
A Game Plan For Discussing Your Christian Convictions, by Greg Koukl.
By far, this is the best book on keeping the conversation going. More than that it is a "rule book" for the conversation. What is acceptable? What crosses the line? When is the conversation over?
One of the best parts of the book is about asking the right questions. This book makes my "must read" list.