We know about the ‘serious’ sins we should avoid, we even know about the ‘respectable’ sins we should be tackling, but what about the ‘imperceptible’ sins? Could it be that we’ve become so assimilated to the culture around us that we’ve become deaf to God’s Word – taking on habits and desires that are unhelpful for us and damaging to our witness?
In Different, author David Martin calls us to live out a radically different and courageous Christianity within our Western culture. He pictures a Christianity that is vitally alive, attractive, and that stands out so much from the world around it that outsiders are drawn in. Be challenged to break free from the subtle undercurrent of our secular society and embrace the call to stand out and live for Jesus boldly and publicly.
What if our indulgence in a certain thing or ideology was really only making us less happy andmore dull? Insightful and to-the-point, Martin diagnoses some root causes of our spiritual anemia. You may be surprised, alarmed, or annoyed to see yourself illustrated in the pages of this book. But not to worry - the author delivers the remedy we all need. Take up and read!~Gloria Furman,author ofMissional MotherhoodandLabor with Hope
In this pithy and punchy book, David Martin helps us look at our world and at ourselves and to seek to be more godly. It's worth reading prayerfully.~Peter Jensen,Former Archbishop of Sydney
This hard-hitting book is a timely and powerful reminder of the truth that we are a new creation in Christ, created to be shockingly, beautifully, starkly different from the world around us. Be challenged, encouraged and rebuked - before turning your face in joy and thanksgiving to Christ and his powerful work to redeem his people even despite his people!~Steve Timmis, CEO Acts 29