I hope readers will come to understand that dealing with immorality only on a surface level does no spiritual good and that we need to trust God by being confident that sticking with the Great Commission should be the church's number one mandate
Longwood, FL (Vocus) April 23, 2010
Abortion. Homosexuality. Religious freedom. These are just a few of the controversial issues that are being discussed in our society today. With a nation whose moral climate is deteriorating, people are wondering what should be done in light of the cultural decay taking place. What few realize, however, is that when it comes to the fight against immorality in society, ultimate change comes not through government, humanly devised strategies, or clearly developed plans—but by salvation through Jesus Christ. In Xulon Press author Steve Gill’s Changing the Method of Change: How the Fight for Morality Fails to Transform the Sinful Heart ($16.99, paperback, 978-1-60791-431-0), readers will explore what the Bible says regarding the church’s role, strategy, and activity in the midst of an increasingly ungodly culture.
“I hope readers will come to understand that dealing with immorality only on a surface level does no spiritual good and that we need to trust God by being confident that sticking with the Great Commission should be the church’s number one mandate,” the author says. “If we win society over to a moralistic ideal and yet people die without a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, then the church really has been of no help at all.”
Gill, a first-time author, received his ministry education at Emmanuel House Seminary in Manhattan, Kansas. It is these teachings that inspired him to write this book; the themes are universal and will resonate with readers of all stripes. “Many people both inside and outside the church are aware of the certain individuals and Christian organizations who take steps to bring morality to society and to change the nation to be more Christian,” he explains. “Because of the widespread familiarity of these debates and the sides that are involved, I believe that people will more readily identify with what is presented in this book.”
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 7,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Changing the Method of Change through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Changing the Method of Change is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.