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Logos Bookstores 2015 Best Book in Christianity and Culture Honorable Mention, 2014 Best Book of the Year from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore We live in dark times Christians wonder Are the best days of the Christian faith behind us Has modernity made Christian thought irrelevant and impotent Is society beyond all hope of redemption and renewal In RenaissanLogos Bookstores 2015 Best Book in Christianity and Culture Honorable Mention, 2014 Best Book of the Year from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore We live in dark times Christians wonder Are the best days of the Christian faith behind us Has modernity made Christian thought irrelevant and impotent Is society beyond all hope of redemption and renewal In Renaissance, Os Guinness declares no Throughout history, the Christian faith has transformed entire cultures and civilizations, building cathedrals and universities, proclaiming God s goodness, beauty and truth through art and literature, science and medicine The Christian faith may similarly change the world again today The church can be revived to become a renewing power in our society if we answer the call to a new Christian renaissance that challenges darkness with the hope of Christian faith In this hopeful appeal for cultural transformation, Guinness shares opportunities for Christians, on both local and global levels, to win back the West and to contribute constructively to the human future Hearkening back to similar pivotal points in history, Guinness encourages Christians in the quest for societal change Each chapter closes with thought provoking discussion questions and a brief, heart felt prayer that challenges and motivates us to take action in our lives today.
  • Title: Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times
  • Author: Os Guinness
  • ISBN: 9780830836710
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Paperback

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Jeff Elliott Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
This is what I have been waiting for someone to say and Guinness says it well.If I could I would highlight the entire last chapter that Guinness reprints of the Evangelical Manifesto, but as it is I will only mention a few salient points at the end of this review.p. 14Can the Christian church in the advanced modern world be renewed and restored even now and be sufficiently changed to have a hope of again changing the world through the power of the gospel? Or is all such talk merely whistling in [...]
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Phil Gould Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
After spending most of the book charting how the church in the West has lost its way, Guinness concludes that the way forward is to go back."But when we say that the church goes forward best by going back first, we are not hankering after primitivism or any earlier period. We are talking about a return to God, not an era."Guinness, Os. Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times (p. 134). InterVarsity Press. Kindle Edition.This return to God means embracing "Jesus himself and the [...]
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Mike Duran Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
Subtitled “The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times,” the prolific author, speaker, and social critic Os Guinness pulls no punches about the bleakness of the times we live in. In his latest book entitled Renaissance, writes that:“…all civilizations, whatever their momentary grandeur, have an ultimate flimsiness that is paper thin and cannot hold back the barbarism.”The “barbarism” Guinness refers to is not just the temptation to raw power or animalistic lust, but the underlyi [...]
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Paul Mullen Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
Guinness is an optimist and he makes no secret of it. He argues that like Ezekiel, only God knows whether life can come from the dry bones of a post-Christian culture, but he retains an optimism that it is God’s nature to renovate his Church. The thread of his book lays out not only the crisis (hardly needs to be done these days), but how the dynamics of power and influence work as Kingdom meets kingdom… City of God meets City of Man. His encouragement is to see cultural influence as somethi [...]
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Ann Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
The best thing about this book was the Evangelical Manifesto reproduced at the end. On the whole, I found Guinness’s style too abstract and academic to hold my interest. I get that he sees hope for the survival of the Christian faith and that in itself is encouraging. But he uses subjective, emotion-charged language to decry the dark times and similarly subjective emotion-charged language to express his hope for the future of the church, without naming specifics — until he finally gets to th [...]
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David Kemp Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
No fluff zoneThere's a place for light reading, quick devotional thoughts, and snappy quips and quotes, but to really change and advance you need to be intentional about shaping your thinking, for all great advancements began with great thoughts and ideas. Therefore, it is vital to expose yourself to great thinkers who both challenge and inspire you--Os Guinness is a good person to include on your short list. And this book would be a good place to begin.
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Joshua Sim Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
Certainly, Os Guinness sets this book up as his call for the restoration of the evangelical within Evangelicalism. He is at pains to make the point that he is not making an argument for the superiority of the Western Church; but he is optimistic that a restoration of the evangelical can renew the Western Church, and consequently, the West, if Christians regain their devotion and faithfulness to Jesus Christ. Essentially, the Church needs to be like Augustine's City of God--to be in the world but [...]
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Christine Norman Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
In this book, Os Guinness attempts to pull Christians back from the extremes of liberalism and conservatism to the center of "mere Christianity" or following Jesus and living like he did. Back to loving God with all of our heart, soul, strength, and MIND. His call to REAL evangelicalism or spreading the good news that Jesus brought to the world resonated with me. We need to make sure our focus is always on Jesus.
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Bob Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
Summary: Against the doomsayers speaking of the darkness of the times, Guinness remains hopeful for a spiritual and cultural renaissance in the west, rooted in the power of the Christian message; and he charts the tasks of faithful witness that precede this and the contours of such a renaissance.Renaissance. Often the ideas of renaissance and the Christian faith are placed in opposition to one another with enlightenment, high culture and reason on one side and faith and superstition on the other [...]
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Kyle McManamy Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
Well-said as all his writings are, this book raises some interesting insights about the future hope of the Church in adding good to our cultures while maintaining (and depending on) a faithful, righteous witness. Directs us to love God and our neighbor in insightful ways.
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Laurel Hicks Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
Os Guiness (yes, from that family) elegantly explains how the Christian Church can be just as relevant in what is often called postmodern times as it has been in the past. Well worth reading for Christians and non-Christians alike.
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Mark Taylor Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
Great book from great Christian thinker. Once of those people who are able to see the reality of the times they live in, not an easy task.
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Paula Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
Very good to read but certainly above my intelligence level
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Mano Chil Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
The best way forward is to go back. Go back to our faith in Jesus Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to work through us. Go back evangelicals!
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Michael W. Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
Some years back a fellow church leader quipped to me, “It feels like we are standing alone facing a spiritual tsunami!” It was a poignant statement, since it was just after the December 2004 tidal wave that hit Malaysia. His point was made. In the Christian Church in North America and throughout the West, on the left and the right, amongst progressives and pedants, it appears that more and more churches, ecclesiastical leaders and denominations have slipped their dock lines and drifted away [...]
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Lucy Allen Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
I just finished listening to this book--very interesting, insightful and inspiring! I purchased the book to review and study. Important, prophetic voice for our times--
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Mathew Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
Os Guinness seeks to answer the question, “Is Christianity finished?” He answers, “Let there be no wavering in our answer. Such is the truth and power of the gospel that the church can be revived, reformed and restored to be a renewing power in the world again” (p. 14). Os calls this our Augustinian moment and makes a strong point to start off Renaissance. If we are to renew, reform, and restored the church. If we are to prove the critics and the cynics wrong, we do so “God’s way” [...]
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Robert Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
An Analysis of Christianity's Influences and Interactions with CultureThis was my first reading of Os Guinness though I have been familiar with his name from my previous books I have read. I find his style conversational and easy to follow, but possessing a depth that is missing from many of his theological contemporaries.Renaissance explores the uncertain nature of culture and civilization through the unchanging lens of Christ, the Word of God, and inescapable power of the Spirit. The discussio [...]
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Daniel Blackaby Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
This short book was more encouraging than it was challenging. Guinness paints a hopeful picture of how the Christian faith has overcome opposition time and time again throughout history, and therefore, there is no reason to think it won't do so again despite the apparent "death sentence" that modernism has declared over it. The book doesn't provide much in the way of practical application (the Christian renaissance will result from Christians living out their faith in the world, but what exactly [...]
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J. Alfred Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
Guinness is a smart guy, and he's talking about an important topic which splinters into many important sub-topics (i.e. whether 'the Christian West' can make a comeback, or whether it will be overwhelmed by secularization-- whether or not that's a good thing, whether or not the idea of a Christian society means much of anything at all, etc. I suggest reading George Herbert's "The Church Militant," specifically lines 265 and following, on the topic-- whoo early seventeenth century prophecy!) and [...]
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Rick Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
A very worthwhile book. I don't always agree with Guinness at every juncture, but I am inevitably edified by reading him. This book is loaded with insight, and an encouragement to simply be faithful to God and the Gospel in what God has called me to be and where God has placed me. There are no formulas here for instant or even quick success, and not even the promise of eventual success if the long-term formulas are followed. There is simply the reminder that this is what God has called us to, an [...]
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Tim Kimberley Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
Os Guinness is one of a small handful of living authors where I try to read everything they publish. Os is consistently a person with a strong prophetic way of seeing the forrest and the trees of our times. This short book is no exception. It wasn't quite a revolutionary for me as some of his other books (Unspeakable: Facing Up to the Challenge of Evil) but I've already recommended this book to all the elders I serve alongside of at my church. This is a great palate cleanser for how I view pushi [...]
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Patrick Walsh Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
If Os Guinness had known when he was writing this book how dark the times would become in 2016 and 2017 he could not have written a more apt discussion of the nature of the darkness. I will not say that every American Evangelical Christian should read this book, but any who choose to do so will not waste their time. We have much for which we need to repent, and we are so desperately in need of the renewal that Guinness describes. May God in His mercy grant us the grace to face the truth and allo [...]
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Tom Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
Guinness the author and Guinness the brew are always good. I was pleased with the presentation and powerful case in chapters 1 - 4, however, Chapter 5 - "The Dynamics of the Kingdom" and chapter 6 - "Our Golden Age Is Ahead" seemed, at least to me, to offer nothing I had not read or heard before. Still, a worthy book.
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Stephen Purdy Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
Very interesting discussion of Christian worldview in modern society context. Discussed the modern Christian and church culture and offers a revector and reengagement. At the end he discussed his Evangelical Manifesto - an ecclesiastical document signed by many to help refocus evangelicals - in the church, public and political environments.
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Derrick Jeter Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
Does the church and the message of the gospel have anything to say to our culture today? Is the Christian faith too weak to overcome the darkness that has overcome us? Can society be redeemed? According to Os Guinness and his provocative book, "Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times"offers a resounding yes! And I couldn't agree more.
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Daniel Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
Read for a small group. Guinness is a skilled writer and thinker. At times, his academic background shows jaggedly through (e.g. jargon, references to obscure thinkers). But his central point, namely that God has not and will not abandon the Church, is well taken.
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Mar Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
Nothing to disagree with, but not sure that it will usher in a new Renaissance either. His writing is not for everyone.
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Curby Graham Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
Magnificent work. This is a companion to his most recent book Impossible People. An absolute must read for any conservative/orthodox Christian of any stripe.
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Danmcgohan Aug 17, 2019 - 17:50 PM
Christianity and relationship to culture and civilization. Evangelical Manifesto. Our duty as Christians to live a life of Christ.
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Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times By Os Guinness Logos Bookstores 2015 Best Book in Christianity and Culture Honorable Mention, 2014 Best Book of the Year from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore We live in dark times Christians wonder Are the best days of the Christian faith behind us Has modernity made Christian thought irrelevant and impotent Is society beyond all hope of redemption and renewal In RenaissanLogos Bookstores 2015 Best Book in Christianity and Culture Honorable Mention, 2014 Best Book of the Year from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore We live in dark times Christians wonder Are the best days of the Christian faith behind us Has modernity made Christian thought irrelevant and impotent Is society beyond all hope of redemption and renewal In Renaissance, Os Guinness declares no Throughout history, the Christian faith has transformed entire cultures and civilizations, building cathedrals and universities, proclaiming God s goodness, beauty and truth through art and literature, science and medicine The Christian faith may similarly change the world again today The church can be revived to become a renewing power in our society if we answer the call to a new Christian renaissance that challenges darkness with the hope of Christian faith In this hopeful appeal for cultural transformation, Guinness shares opportunities for Christians, on both local and global levels, to win back the West and to contribute constructively to the human future Hearkening back to similar pivotal points in history, Guinness encourages Christians in the quest for societal change Each chapter closes with thought provoking discussion questions and a brief, heart felt prayer that challenges and motivates us to take action in our lives today.

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