Searching for books on how Christians can stay faithful or thrive in western or specifically american culture.

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Landon Brake | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Mar 1 2020 2:44 PM

Searching for books on how Christians can stay faithful or thrive in western or specifically American culture.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 1 2020 3:10 PM

One Thing: How to Keep Your Faith in a World of Chaos

Sacred Endurance: Finding Grace and Strength for a Lasting Faith

And then there's always the classic:

Pilgrim's Progress

The temptations Pilgrim faces along his journey of faith are very relevant to those we face in American culture.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 4 2020 5:53 PM

The Bible has some good advice 👍😁👌

If God be for us who can be against us — Romans 8:31

Blessed are you if you know these things and you do them — John 13:17

Be faithful unto death and I will give you the crown of life — Revelation 2:10

Do not love the world nor the things that are in the world (this includes ANY culture not just western or american) — 1 John 2:15-16

Do not be conformed to this world — Romans 12:1-2

Ask God for wisdom — James 1:5

etc., etc., etc.

IMHO the Bible contains timeless principles that transcend any specific culture; i.e., they apply to any culture at any point in time.  I was raised in America, but come from a different cultural background, and when it comes to applying the Bible, there’s not much difference or any difference at all. Being faithful or thriving as a Christian is about doing the will of God anywhere, even if it goes against your cultural beliefs.

I’m sure someone will recommend a good book, but when you read it, it all boils down to obeying God regardless of your cultural background.

DAL

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 4 2020 7:53 PM

Landon Brake:

Searching for books on how Christians can stay faithful or thrive in western or specifically American culture.

Look for books on "spiritual disciplines".

Blessings,
Floyd

Pastor-Patrick.blogspot.com

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 4 2020 11:41 PM

Floyd Johnson:

Landon Brake:

Searching for books on how Christians can stay faithful or thrive in western or specifically American culture.

Look for books on "spiritual disciplines".

1.  https://www.logos.com/product/47305/disciplines-of-godly-living-collection 
2.  https://www.logos.com/product/2881/disciplines-of-a-godly-man 

Those can help a bit as far as the America way of living is concerned 👍😁👌

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MWW | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 5 2020 4:06 AM

A classic based on the modern day pilgrim's journey is Eugene Peterson's A Long Obedience in the same Direction. It was updated in 2012. https://www.logos.com/product/167027/a-long-obedience-in-the-same-direction-discipleship-in-an-instant-society

It is based on the Psalms of Ascent and their modern day application.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 5 2020 4:45 AM

MWW:

A classic based on the modern day pilgrim's journey is Eugene Peterson's A Long Obedience in the same Direction. It was updated in 2012. https://www.logos.com/product/167027/a-long-obedience-in-the-same-direction-discipleship-in-an-instant-society

The 2019 edition is avalable as Logos edition: https://www.logos.com/product/175106 

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 5 2020 7:40 AM

Landon Brake:

Searching for books on how Christians can stay faithful or thrive in western or specifically American culture.

Anything by Jerry Bridges or Donald Whitney (especially Spiritual Disciplines Within the Church). I also am particularly fond of teachings of Bill Thrasher.

Making Disciples!  Logos Ecosystem = Logos8 on Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Win10), Android app on tablet, FSB on iPhone, [deprecated] Windows App, Proclaim, Faithlife.com, FaithlifeTV via Connect subscription.

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