Postcards from Babylon: The Church in American Exile
The original gospel proclamation that the Lord of the nations was a crucified Galilean raised from the dead, and that salvation was found in vowing allegiance to Jesus of Nazareth, unleashed a shock wave that turned the Roman Empire upside down. Early Christianity was subversive and dangerous - dangerous for Christians and a threat to the keepers of the old order. Most of all Christianity was counter-cultural. But what about contemporary American Christianity? Is it the counter-cultural way of Jesus or merely a religious endorsement of Americanism?
In this provocative book, Brian Zahnd challenges the reader to see and embrace a daring Jesus-centered Christianity that can again turn the world upside down.
"I recommend that you buy two copies of this book. Immediately read one-underline it and extract quotes from it to share [...], and refer to it in sermons and casual conversations. Send the other to that friend or relative who likes to talk about God and country. Include a note asking if they'd be willing to talk with you about it after they read it. Then see what happens as these Postcards from Babylon do their work in you and in others." - Brian McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration
"This love letter from a concerned pastor will enrage contemporary Pharaohs and their false prophets who blaspheme by blessing everything that Christ came to free us from. Postcards from Babylon diagnoses the diabolical and invites us to become pilgrims on Christ's narrow rad that delivers us out into life." - Jarrod McKenna, Founder of First Home Project for refugees in Australia
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