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“Once Russian society adopted Stalin’s ideology, it destroyed more lives than Nazi fascism. Mao Tse-tung’s Marxist ideology in China also grew out of the post-Christian German academics. The unthinkable genocides and injustices of the last century, the industrial-scale killings and starvations – all have been the work of ideologies. Ideas, embraced by millions on people, lead dramatically to death or to life.”

—from Hope of Nations,
by John S. Dickerson

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Hope of Nations: Standing Strong in a Post-Truth, Post-Christian World by John S. Dickerson
Hope of Nations shows us how and why the world is changing, where those changes will lead, and what it looks like to live like Christ in today’s society. With fascinating historical and political background, Dickerson helps us understand:

  • The five major forces driving global change in the world today
  • Why violent displays of Islam continue resurfacing
  • The incoming moral, social, and political impact of American millennials
  • Ten ways to respond biblically to trends shaping the world right now
  • How to live with Christian courage and compassion in tumultuous times

Get a larger view of what is happening with your community, your government, and your international neighbors in this thoughtful look at global events in light of your unique Christian calling.


The Great Evangelical Recession: 6 Factors That Will Crash the American Church…and How to Prepare by John S. Dickerson
In 2006, few Americans were expecting the economy to collapse. Today the American church is in a similar position, on the precipice of a great spiritual recession. While we focus on a few large churches and dynamic leaders that are successful, the church’s overall membership is shrinking. Young Christians are fleeing. Our donations are drying up. Political fervor is dividing us. Even as these crises eat at the church internally, our once friendly host culture is quickly turning hostile and antagonistic. How can we avoid a devastating collapse?

In The Great Evangelical Recession, award-winning journalist and pastor John Dickerson identifies six factors that are radically eroding the American church and offers biblical solutions to prepare evangelicals for spiritual success, even in the face of alarming trends. This book is a heartfelt plea and call to the American church combining quality research, genuine hope, and practical application with the purpose of igniting the church toward a better future.

I am Strong: Finding God’s Peace and Strength in Life’s Darkest Moments by John S. Dickerson

For many, the Christian life looks like this: You call out to God. Your problems get worse. You suffer and wait. Nothing changes. Author John S. Dickerson knows the feeling. A rare health condition drove him to examine the Bible’s claim that “when I am weak, then I am strong.” As a journalist, Dickerson has seen severe human suffering. As a pastor, he has comforted others through unimaginable grief. He wrote I Am Strong to give understanding, hope and strength to the hurting.

In its chapters, I Am Strong equips you to:

-Unlock God’s strength for your difficulties.

-Understand how a loving God will resolve your pain.

-Know God’s plan to repurpose your pain, injustice and inadequacy.

-Understand why your suffering does not mean God is punishing you.

-Overcome life’s circumstances as Christ and Paul did.

-Discover the life-changing power of God’s strength in your weakness.

I Am Strong breathes hope and comfort. Much more, it offers daily practices and lifelong vision on which to build an unshakeable life of meaning and peace.

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