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Twelve Important Theology Books of 2019!!!

As the end of 2019 draws near, we highlight some of the most important theology books released this year…

Although some of these theology books will appear on our Advent calendar of 2019’s Best Books (and no, we won’t reveal here which ones will be on that list), we won’t say that these are the 12 BEST theology books, just that they are important ones that should be widely read and discussed… 

We present these books in alphabetical order by the author/editor’s last name….  

 *** What one book would you add to this list?

 

Important Theology Books 2019The Church of Us vs. Them: Freedom from a Faith That Feeds on Making Enemies

 

David Fitch

(Brazos Press)

 

We are living in angry times. No matter where we go, what we watch, or how we communicate, our culture is rife with conflict. Unfortunately, Christians appear to be caught up in the same animosity as the culture at large. We are perceived as angry, judgmental, and defensive, fighting among ourselves in various media while the world looks on. How have we failed to be a people of reconciliation and renewal in the face of such tumult?

Claiming that the church has lost itself in the grip of an antagonistic culture, David Fitch takes a close look at what drives the vitriol in our congregations. He traces the enemy-making patterns in church history and diagnoses the divisiveness that marks the contemporary evangelical church. Fitch shows a way for the church to be true to itself, unwinding the antagonisms of our day and making space for Christ’s reconciling presence in our day-to-day lives. He offers new patterns and practices that move the church beyond making enemies to being the presence of Christ in the world, helping us free ourselves from a faith that feeds on division.



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