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In this provocative book, Franky Schaeffer shows how Christians today have sacrificed the cultural prominence they enjoyed for so many centuries, settling instead for mediocrity. This sad state of affairs is evidenced by the kind of cheap kitsch that represents Christianity today: trinkets, tee shirts, and bumper stickers that put the name of the Creator of the universe on the same level as a soda pop brand name. Schaeffer goes on to criticize the representation of Christianity in the media, arguing that, “whenever Christians, particularly evangelicals, have attempted to ‘reach the world’” through these mediums, “the thinking public gets the firm idea that, like soup in a bad restaurant, Christian’s brains are best left unstirred.” Finally, Schaeffer shows how Christians can begin to reverse the slide toward mediocrity by demanding excellence in the arts, the media, and in all areas of life.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Bcoghill Coghill | 1/20/2014

    " Dated. Things have moved on, you need not read this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Sean | 9/27/2013

    " I mostly read this as a prelude to his memoir Crazy for God but it does offer some insight into the triteness of Christian culture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mark | 7/3/2013

    " While I agree with the premise of this book, I personally found it to be an overlong read, despite its already short (127 pages) length. Once you reach agreement with the book's basic propositions, the rest seems somewhat repetitive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by christi. | 11/18/2012

    " Reccomend to anyone. Christian or skeptic, artist or athlete this book is wonderful. Gave me confidence again to pursue what the Creater designed me to create....still working on the whole confidence thing though ;) "

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