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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (568 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andy Crouch Narrator: Sean Runnette Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Andy Crouch unleashes a stirring manifesto calling Christians to be culture makers. For too long, Christians have had an insufficient view of culture and have waged misguided culture wars. But we must reclaim the cultural mandate to be the creative cultivators that God designed us to be. Culture is what we make of the world, both in creating cultural artifacts as well as in making sense of the world around us. By making chairs and omelets, languages and laws, we participate in the good work of culture making.

Crouch unpacks the complexities of how culture works and gives us tools for cultivating and creating culture. He navigates the dynamics of cultural change and probes the role and efficacy of our various cultural gestures and postures. Keen biblical exposition demonstrates that creating culture is central to the whole scriptural narrative, the ministry of Jesus and the call to the church. He guards against naive assumptions about changing the world, but points us to hopeful examples from church history and contemporary society of how culture is made and shaped. Ultimately, our culture making is done in partnership with God's own making and transforming of culture.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chris | 2/11/2014

    " Tim Keller is right. This is the best book on understanding one's vocation. You have to finish it though, much of it comes together in the end. This also does not offer specific application but an open ended biblical understanding of the nature of our creative calling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rachel Rizzo | 2/4/2014

    " I only wish I would have read it sooner. Such a thoughtful look at the Christian role in making art, culture, and community. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Estelle Richardson | 1/12/2014

    " A beautiful and theologically sound call to Christians to not merely critique, condemn, or imitate the culture around them but to create it. Crouch explains a broad definition of culture as what we make of the world, whether omelets, highways, policies, or sculptures. He weaves a Scriptural narrative of God as the ultimate Creator of culture and humankind as the cultivators of it, from the Garden of Eden to the future heavenly city of the new Jerusalem in the recreated heavens and earth. In an age when evangelical Christianity has focused heavily on missions and preaching, Crouch reminds us that the Resurrection establishes a new order of things to the fallen world, a redemptive and good order that God is working out through us, his people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andrew | 1/8/2014

    " This book requires me to think about things that are very important to me from perspectives I haven't considered before. "

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