Book Of The Month For September 2015: Standing Firm: A Christian Response To Hostility And Persecution
Standing Firm: A Christian Response to Hostility and Persecution
By Jesse Yow
2015/Paperback/244 pages/Young Adult - Mature Adult
Christians encounter hostility and subtle persecution in the U.S. and face open persecution in other parts of the world. We are called to turn the other cheek, but in what other ways would God have us respond? This book provides biblical perspectives to help understand the challenge of persecution and how God promises to guide, use, and sustain us.
The biblical perspective on hostility and persecution
How God would have us respond
Recent trends of hostility and persecution toward Christians in the U.S. and worldwide
Positive options for a response reflecting the Gospel and life under God’s grace
Learn the answers to questions like these:
What kinds of hostility do Christians encounters?
When does hostility spill over into persecution?
What are the underlying roots found in sin, spiritual warfare, and opposition to Christ?
How can examples from Scripture improve our understanding of persecution?
What are God’s priorities, and how does that motivate Christians?
How does God support and encourage us during times of difficulty?
How can we respond?
About the Author
Dr. Jesse Yow works in applied science and technology and manages environmental restoration programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He also writes for Concordia Publishing House and World News Group, serves on the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations, and teaches Bible classes at Our Savior Lutheran Ministries in Livermore, CA.