Roaring Lambs: A Gentle Plan To Radically Change Your World
Publish Date: 1993-03-01
Author: Bob Briner
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Where have all the Christians gone? Bob Briner believes evangelical Christian thought, ideas, and ideals are not shaping American society. In fact, he feels solid Christian thinking seldom is part of the important discussions and debates of our culture. There's very little salt in the popular press, almost none on television, only a grain or two in modern literature and the visual arts, and barely a dash in movies. In the culture-shaping arenas of our society - those areas that influence how we think and act - Christians have abdicated their role as salt and light. Is this just the way it's supposed to be? Should Christians be content with a society that glorifies the profane and welcomes the immoral? No way, says Briner. His book is a call for Christians to become roaring lambs - men and women who believe the Christian faith is relevant to all the problems faced by modern man and who still act on that conviction. Briner believes it's wrong to criticize Hollywood, the press, television, the arts, and the publishing business for the immoral and irreverent views they espouse. Without Christians working shoulder to shoulder with these culture shapers, how can we expect them to accept and promote Judeo-Christian values? Instead of protests and boycotts, the way to clean up these industries is to join them. Christian writers need to write decent novels to replace the trashy ones. Christian filmmakers and supporting investors need to make wholesome, honorable movies to compete against the filth that comes out of Hollywood. And for those who may never be in a position to roar at this level, we can all encourage our children to pursue careers that will enable them to help shape culture. This book is more than a critique of Christian influence in the world. It is a strategy for re-entering the world for God and His Kingdom. Using personal anecdotes from his own experience as an Emmy-award-winning roaring lamb, the author will offer ways for Christians to jump back into the fray. He will show that you don't have to be the CEO of Warner Bros. to be a roaring lamb; you just need to begin believing that Christian faith and teaching belong in every arena of public discourse. Read the book, then clear your throat. It's time for the lambs to roar!