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Standing Firm.

Standing Firm

Jesse Yow

Concordia Publishing House

3558 South Jefferson Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63118-3968

9780758649218, $19.99, 244pp,

We need only watch the evening news to see that Christians encounter hostility and subtle persecution with the U.S. as well as experiencing open persecution in other parts of the world. Christians are called by Jesus to turn the other cheek, but in what other ways would God have us respond? "Standing Firm: A Christian Response to Hostility and Persecution" provides biblical perspectives to help understand the challenge of persecution and how God promises to guide, use, and sustain us. Indeed, "Standing Firm" covers such issues as: The biblical perspective on hostility and persecution; How God would have us respond; Recent trends of hostility and persecution toward Christian in the United States and worldwide; Positive options for a respond reflecting the Gospel and life under God's grace. What kinds of hostility do Christians encounter?; When does hostility spill over into persecution?; What are the underlying roots found in sin, spiritual warfare, and opposition to Christ?; How can examples from Scripture improve our understanding of persecution?; What are God's priorities, and how does that motivate Christians?; How does God support and encourage us during times of difficulty?; and ultimately, How can we respond? Exceptionally well written, organized, and presented, "Standing Firm" is very highly recommended to the attention of all members of the Christian community regardless of their denominational affiliation. It should be noted that "Standing Firm" is also available in a Kindle edition ($9.99).

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Title Annotation:Standing Firm: A Christian Response to Hostility and Persecution
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Nov 1, 2015
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