Christians today are engaged in a dual conflict, ultimately spiritual in nature, whose outcome will determine the shape of our societies in this century. In the West, fundamentalist atheism has replaced a biblical framework with moral relativism. From the East, radical Islam is waging jihad against the materialistic West. How should Christians respond?
Darrow Miller challenges us to rethink and restore the church’s mission — the Great Commission — amid these profound conflicts. We are to immerse the nations in kingdom culture, anticipating the consummation of Christ’s reign, when all nations will bring the glories of their culture into the kingdom of God. We are to battle tyranny with love and service and battle lies with truth, goodness, and beauty. The great challenges of our age present an even greater opportunity: emancipating the world through Christ.
Includes a foreword by Rick Pearcey.
“Western civilization faces threats from two directions — radical secularism and radical Islam. These threats are intrinsically related, Darrow Miller argues. For it is precisely the loss of a biblical worldview that has weakened the West from within, rendering it vulnerable to destructive forces from without. In this insightful and inspiring book, Miller issues an urgent call to recover the life-giving liberty that has historically resulted from the application of biblical truth to all areas of life.”
— Nancy Pearcey, author of Total Truth and Saving Leonardo
“Darrow Miller first shows how the war is on for both the soul of Islam and the soul of America, and then connects those irrepressible conflicts to the Great Commission in both its theological and cultural aspects. His overview provides context for examining today’s news and pushes us to prayer for tomorrow’s discipling of all nations.”
— Marvin Olasky, Editor-in-Chief, World magazine
“Darrow Miller’s book contains a perceptive analysis of troubling world trends that now threaten to take the history of nations in a harmful direction and also several practical steps, grounded in Scripture, that Christians can take as they seek to oppose these trends and positively transform their cultures for good. I am happy to recommend it!”
— Wayne Grudem, Ph.D., Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary
About the Author
Darrow Miller is cofounder of the Disciple Nations Alliance and author of Discipling Nations, LifeWork, and many other books, articles, and Bible studies. For over 30 years he has taught internationally on Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women.