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This book will help readers discern truth from error and to withstand the pressure—even persecution—to conform to a relativistic culture.


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This book will help readers discern truth from error and to withstand the pressure—even persecution—to conform to a relativistic culture.

30 review for The New Tolerance: How a Cultural Movement Threatens to Destroy You, Your Faith, and Your Children.

  1. 4 out of 5

    Naomi

    Good over view of the new post-Christian cultural movement that is confronting Christianity today. Though I don't agree with all that the authors have to say in this book, I do believe that they cover the topic well. Highly recommend reading this if you want to know why people are not tolerant of your beliefs as a Christian, but they expect you to be tolerant of theirs. The authors don't always give a clear application of God's word in applying it to the situations we as Christians could be enga Good over view of the new post-Christian cultural movement that is confronting Christianity today. Though I don't agree with all that the authors have to say in this book, I do believe that they cover the topic well. Highly recommend reading this if you want to know why people are not tolerant of your beliefs as a Christian, but they expect you to be tolerant of theirs. The authors don't always give a clear application of God's word in applying it to the situations we as Christians could be engaged in when confronting this movement, but they do give a clear message that we will have to engage this world to fulfill the mission the of the church and the way we go about fulfilling that mission will have to change if we are to bring people, one person at a time, to the saving power of the Gospel and salvation through Christ.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Álex Oliva Silva

    Ser cristiano, durante este último tiempo, socialmente se ha convertido en sinónimo de intolerante. Y este libro dedica cada una de sus hojas a explicar por qué es que este fenómeno se ha producido a pesar de lo que pareciera ser la promoción y exaltación de los distintos estilos de vida que permiten a todos -menos a los cristianos, claro está- vivir y pensar de la manera en la que mejor le parezca. Es una excelente herramienta para la Iglesia, sobretodo porque no solo se limita a explicar claram Ser cristiano, durante este último tiempo, socialmente se ha convertido en sinónimo de intolerante. Y este libro dedica cada una de sus hojas a explicar por qué es que este fenómeno se ha producido a pesar de lo que pareciera ser la promoción y exaltación de los distintos estilos de vida que permiten a todos -menos a los cristianos, claro está- vivir y pensar de la manera en la que mejor le parezca. Es una excelente herramienta para la Iglesia, sobretodo porque no solo se limita a explicar claramente cómo se desarrolla el pensamiento de la sociedad actual sino que entrega consejos prácticos de cómo relacionarse y "moverse" en este nuevo ambiente.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sheila Myers

    This is definitely one of those books I'll have to read more than once. Over the course of a couple of days, I was able to get most of the ideas into my head; however, I'm sure repeated readings will help me get the things I missed the first time through. Although this book is written with Christians as the target audience, I think there are a lot of things that everyone, regardless of their religious affiliation or lack thereof, can learn about the way the so-called tolerance is being applied t This is definitely one of those books I'll have to read more than once. Over the course of a couple of days, I was able to get most of the ideas into my head; however, I'm sure repeated readings will help me get the things I missed the first time through. Although this book is written with Christians as the target audience, I think there are a lot of things that everyone, regardless of their religious affiliation or lack thereof, can learn about the way the so-called tolerance is being applied to all areas of our lives. For Christians, I think a lot of the tips offered by the authors can help us find better ways of dealing with anyone who demean us in any way for simply being Christians and standing on our faith and beliefs.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Colette

    This is a great book for the 21st century! Don't like the title much, sounds so hardline. The post-modern definition of "tolerance" is explained and the authors tell how Christians can engage and show love to those we meet. It's all about showing people their worth in God.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Natalie

    This book opened my eyes to what tolerance and political correctness is becoming, which is basically having no convictions.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Melinda

    Very good book to read especially now! It makes you reevaluate the paradigm shift of our country.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Clarissa

    Reading this for our World Views class.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sunny Petkova

    Представяне на световното "модерно" мислене по много добър и предупредителен начин. Наистина трябва да се замисляме над нещата, които се опитват да ни "пробутат" за нещо, в което да вярваме. Казано е: "Обичай грешника, но мрази греха". Това означава, че човека и греха са две отделни неща, докато сега се опитват да ни убедят, че това, което правиш, е това, което си. Да, ама не. Трябва наистина да сме вниматени и да изследваме нещата до корен, а не само повърхностно. Истинската християнска любов е Представяне на световното "модерно" мислене по много добър и предупредителен начин. Наистина трябва да се замисляме над нещата, които се опитват да ни "пробутат" за нещо, в което да вярваме. Казано е: "Обичай грешника, но мрази греха". Това означава, че човека и греха са две отделни неща, докато сега се опитват да ни убедят, че това, което правиш, е това, което си. Да, ама не. Трябва наистина да сме вниматени и да изследваме нещата до корен, а не само повърхностно. Истинската християнска любов е онази, в която предаваме не само евангелието, но също живота си на хората около нас. Това е любов, която приема човека, независимо от неговите възгледи и поведение; любов, която се стреми да посрещне нужди и да защити, да осигури здравето, щастието и духовното израстване на всеки човек; любов, която ще говори истината, но няма да осъжда или пренебрегва нуждите на личността.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Vaughn

    "One of the most basic tactics of tolerance is the insistence that it is possible to believe impossibilities, a tactic eerily reminiscent of Orwell's 1984, in which the protagnonist, George Winston, was tortured until he swore that two plus two equals five . . . and believed it!" (71) "One of the Orwellian tactics of the new tolerance is the negative labeling of any disagreement or objection as "phobic." (73)

  10. 4 out of 5

    Hannah Cunningham

    "The only way to truly eliminate an enemy is by making him a friend." -Josh McDowell

  11. 4 out of 5

    M.

    I learned that the deffinition of the word "tolerance" has been RE-DEFINED. This book clarifies the old and new deffinitions of this same word, and what it what they stand for. It also clarifies the real significance of being a Christian as apposed to what is normally seen as bad examples of the same. The difference between speaking about "love" and acting with Christ's love. That there is a difference between who we "are" and what we "do". And only God's love can differenciate the "sin" which G I learned that the deffinition of the word "tolerance" has been RE-DEFINED. This book clarifies the old and new deffinitions of this same word, and what it what they stand for. It also clarifies the real significance of being a Christian as apposed to what is normally seen as bad examples of the same. The difference between speaking about "love" and acting with Christ's love. That there is a difference between who we "are" and what we "do". And only God's love can differenciate the "sin" which God hates and does NOT Tolerate, and the "sinner", whom God loves and gave himself for, in order to save us from sin which in turn promotes and accelerates death and destruction. God's love promotes healing and health of the mind, body and spirit. Isaiah 53:5-6:Proverbs 11:19 LOVE does NOT include approval of sin, nor does it include the participation of the same. This could better be defined as INDIFFERENCE. Act out love aggressively, but with a humble spirit and attitude so that our "LOVE RELATIONSHIP" with God can be restored and we can have peace that surpasses all understanding, and for salvation.("for WE have all sinned and come short of the Glory of God")Romans 3:23: 2Corinthians 5:17:Romans 6:23 (many others)

  12. 5 out of 5

    Stan Stelios

    The New Tolerance: How cultural movement threatens to destroy you, your faith and your children by Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler. This book is primarially about the Postmodernism and the new tolerance that it has brought forth. This new tolerance has ramifications for our Christian witness on various social issues confronting us today. We hear the words this is true for you but not for me, or anything comming from a Christian frame of thought as being bigoted or hate speech. I has made me wonde The New Tolerance: How cultural movement threatens to destroy you, your faith and your children by Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler. This book is primarially about the Postmodernism and the new tolerance that it has brought forth. This new tolerance has ramifications for our Christian witness on various social issues confronting us today. We hear the words this is true for you but not for me, or anything comming from a Christian frame of thought as being bigoted or hate speech. I has made me wondered just how Jesus would have respond. He is compassionate and loving but under no circumstance would he accepting someones sin or a false truth as being ok. People today would see him as intolerant. And ther in lies the problem as Christ followers without bending, risking persecution. Another danger is with our children as they grow up in this Postmodern society they are readily able to pick up the ques from this new tolerance that affects there own withness not to mention thier faith in Christ. I enjoyed reading this book and highly recommned it.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Robert

    Just started reading this book. Very interesting so far, as a Christian am I tolerant or intolerant and how do define tolerance? You will have to read to find out! Or wait til later for a full review "False assumption of new tolerance: what I do represents who I amyotrophic accept and respect someone you must approve and endorse that persons beliefs, values and lifestyle. And if and when you don't you are considered insensitive intolerant and bigoted". Pg 100-101 "Readiness to respect other people Just started reading this book. Very interesting so far, as a Christian am I tolerant or intolerant and how do define tolerance? You will have to read to find out! Or wait til later for a full review "False assumption of new tolerance: what I do represents who I amyotrophic accept and respect someone you must approve and endorse that persons beliefs, values and lifestyle. And if and when you don't you are considered insensitive intolerant and bigoted". Pg 100-101 "Readiness to respect other people's ideas as if they were your own" R.M Haire British philosopher Read quote on Haire definition pg 101 New tolerance: All truths claims are equal p 123

  14. 5 out of 5

    Michael Kearney

    McDowell accurately and helpfully describes the "new tolerance" that is infiltrating America and its effects on many aspects of Western society. His plea for Christians to live out their faith rather than merely proclaiming the gospel is valid, but the methods he suggests in order to accomplish that goal--basically, making the gospel more relevant and appealing to postmodern culture--leave much to be desired. After all, the Apostle Paul says that "the word of the cross is folly to those who are McDowell accurately and helpfully describes the "new tolerance" that is infiltrating America and its effects on many aspects of Western society. His plea for Christians to live out their faith rather than merely proclaiming the gospel is valid, but the methods he suggests in order to accomplish that goal--basically, making the gospel more relevant and appealing to postmodern culture--leave much to be desired. After all, the Apostle Paul says that "the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing" (1 Cor. 1:18 ESV).

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sasha

    McDowell explores the idea of "tolerance" and explains the difference between traditional tolerance and "the new tolerance." He discusses the implications of tolerance on society. This is a very insightful book, and I highly recommend it. I took off one star only because 1) sometimes he makes a conclusion statement instead of leading the reader to his/her own conclusion by presenting evidence 2) at times he sounds like a conspiracy theorist. Still, EXCELLENT book.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    I don't give it four stars because it tends to be a little repetitive - but the information that is being repeated is priceless! The words come from 10 years ago and speak volumes of the world we live in today. It's very good information. Just don't stress yourself out on getting through to the last page.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Karrisloan

    So, so, so good. It really makes you think about how our world is now. The highest virtue in our society is tolerance-forget all else. And, how the definition of tolerance is being changed to acceptance. For example, I am an intolerant hate-munger if I don't "accept" gays. This book made me think alot and opened my eyes a bit to how I have been blinded by the world.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    I didn't actually finish reading this book. I got bogged down by all the redundancy. What is amazing to me is the foresight these authors had to write this book a decade ago. A lot has happened in the past 10 years to change the definition of tolerance. We discussed this book at book club but didn't discuss too much from the book mostly just the current state of moral affairs in our country.

  19. 5 out of 5

    you know that you want my books ;)

    Eye opening book. Tolerance is a two way street. While one side of the culture war claims the other as intolerant their intolerance is brought forward for examination. It is an interesting book no matter which side of the culture war that you are on.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sonja

    My Grandma lent me this one and has it all marked up with happy and frowny faces. I love the logic behind their thoughts and agree whole-heartedly with the basic idea that society is changing what "tolerance" is to fit their agenda. This would be a great book-club read.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kristina

    The thing I liked about this book was that it didn't just present the problem, it talked about a solution to dealing with the problem. It is scary that this book was written 10 years ago. This is exactly what is going on today and the effects are far reaching.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Semi-Academic Eric

    This seemed to bring up some problems that also seem to be discussed in The Closing of the American Mind, which I would like to read first.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Bess

    I forgot l read this book until l saw on here! I need to reread as a refresher before l review it.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Caleb Kneip

    Enlightening, and I agree with McDowell 110%

  25. 5 out of 5

    James Mcentire

  26. 4 out of 5

    Meade Baker

  27. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

  28. 5 out of 5

    David

  29. 4 out of 5

    Khamiss

  30. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

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