How the Nations Rage

by Jonathan Leeman     |     Book Summary


Author: Jonathan Leeman
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Date: 2018
Pages: 251

Book Summary of How the Nations Rage by Jonathan Leeman


“The political Left and Right used to talk and reason with each other. Now they just shout.” (p. 3) This contentious relationship shows no sign of improvement. The left is moving further to the left. The right is moving further to the right. Americans are remarkably divided on a number of issues. 

This division has a negative impact on our national discourse. It also has a negative impact on our churches. Consider the following:

  • Many Christians feel like the very character of the United States is changing, and they no longer see the cultural values they once took for granted. 
  • Christians disagree about politics, some leaning left and others leaning right. This disagreement can easily result in conflict within a congregation. 
  • The disappearance of cultural Christianity has resulted in a declining number of people who regularly attend and participate in a local church. 

How should churches move forward in this age of bitter political disagreement? “Perhaps it’s time for Christians to rethink faith and politics.” (p. 9) Christians must not withdraw from the political process, nor should they try to dominate the political process. Instead, Christians must seek to represent the King.





How the Nations Rage

by Jonathan Leeman

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of How the Nations Rage by Jonathan Leeman

AuthorJonathan Leeman
PublisherThomas Nelson
Date2018
Pages251


Overview:

“The political Left and Right used to talk and reason with each other. Now they just shout.” (p. 3) This contentious relationship shows no sign of improvement. The left is moving further to the left. The right is moving further to the right. Americans are remarkably divided on a number of issues. 

This division has a negative impact on our national discourse. It also has a negative impact on our churches. Consider the following:

  • Many Christians feel like the very character of the United States is changing, and they no longer see the cultural values they once took for granted. 
  • Christians disagree about politics, some leaning left and others leaning right. This disagreement can easily result in conflict within a congregation. 
  • The disappearance of cultural Christianity has resulted in a declining number of people who regularly attend and participate in a local church. 

How should churches move forward in this age of bitter political disagreement? “Perhaps it’s time for Christians to rethink faith and politics.” (p. 9) Christians must not withdraw from the political process, nor should they try to dominate the political process. Instead, Christians must seek to represent the King.