Monday, December 26, 2011

Culture Shift book review

Culture Shift - The Battle for the Moral Heart of America
by R. Albert Mohler Jr.

I must admit that it took me a little bit to warm up to and appreciate Culture Shift by R. Albert Mohler.  Do you recall the story of dropping a frog in a pot of boiling water and they will jump out but put them in a pot of room temperature water and then slowly bring the pot to boiling and the frog will not ever jump out?  Mohler compares Christians to fish swimming in water and not realizing they are wet.  Culture Shift makes a case that Christians need to tune into the complex changes going on around them today. 

Many very current day topics are addressed in this book with the intent to get us thinking and considering changes that are taking place in our world. Free speech, supreme courts, Islam acceptance, abortion, natural disasters, public schools and age of lies are a few topics that Mohler addresses in his book.  I liked that he brings things to light and then offers some perspective on the topics but doesn't necessarily bang you over the head preaching some path that everyone must take.  

My favorite chapters were The Culture of Offendedness where Mohler explains that the right to free speech means a right to offend and the chapter called Hard America, Soft America where he discusses the goal of schools to produce soft Americans who are coddled and used for experimentation and then turned loose in hard America.

I would recommend this book to those who enjoy being tuned into the current topics and thinking of the day. Culture Shift will be a useful tool for keeping you out of the pot of boiling water.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review
To Read Chapter 1: