Hope of Nations by John S. Dickerson ~ Review

My Review:

Written by a journalist turned pastor, this book tells of the current trends of our culture as it moves past being a culture of absolute truth to moral subjectivity.

As a Millenial I can see the trends in my believing and non-believing peers, and agree that our culture is becoming one of post-truth. Mr. Dickerson's journalistic talents shine through in his excellent research and gathering of statistics, as he tells of the current trends of the culture. I found this book to be very interesting, it is very timely and current. I have read similar books written twenty-ish years ago that warn of our culture being right where it is now, so it was nice to read a more current book on the subject. I liked how Mr. Dickerson is constantly pointing readers back to the fact that Jesus Christ and His people will prevail, because it can be quite depressing to read all the stories and statistics compiled in this book.

Earthly powers are shifting, and cultures are being upended, but God wins. Mr. Dickerson uses examples from history and modern culture to show that nothing is new under the sun, and we must be ready to stand firm in our faith when the trials and persecution come.

While it is engaging and well written, at times I felt bogged down by all the statistics and pieces on current culture that I felt were pretty obvious, and could have been more concise. But I liked how the book focuses on what we can do to be prepared, stand firm, and how we can control what our response as followers of Christ will be to this changing world. A relevant and timely read for Christians living in Western culture today.

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