Thursday, December 3, 2009

Book review- The supremacy of Christ in a postmodern world

The supremacy of Christ in a postmodern world
Edited by John Piper and Justin Taylor
192 pages
Published by Desiring God Ministries/ Crossway 2007

The supremacy of Christ in a postmodern world is a collection of transcribed talks from the 2006 Desiring God conference. John Piper, Voddie Baucham, D. A. Carson, Tim Keller, Mark Driscoll, and David Wells contribute chapters dealing with the truth and application of the gospel in contemporary society. The book ends with a series of interviews with the authors.

Don't be scared by the word "postmodern" in the title. Postmodernism is essentially the worldview that many people hold today in which there is no absolute truth, everything is relative and experience reigns. One thing I really appreciate about this book is rather than just being tips and methods for reaching postmoderns, it lays out the truth of the gospel to which we must cling regardless of any cultural shifts. Having contributors of very different ages and ministry experiences is very valuable in providing perspective on the challenges of postmodern culture. The chapters don't really flow together so there is no need to read them in the order they are in the book if you don't want to.

I highly recommend this book

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