Got this book, To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity Today, in the mail Thursday night, and for those following on FB and Twitter you know I was laid up with a foot injury on a beautiful day, so I had some time to read the new insights of James Davison Hunter.
The only downside is the cover, which was plainly designed by some enemy of this book who was intent on it never once selling a copy to a human being. If they had wrapped it in plain brown paper it would have been more interesting.
After that, the book is (as the readers of Hunter should expect by now) brilliant and insightful, and you personally should order a copy in spite of the cover and read it so that you can be challenged in some pretty foundational ways when it comes to the way you approach “politics” and “mission” and “evangelism” and “church”.
I’ll post something more meaty next week when I’ve had time to digest a bit, but this book is a strong tonic.