Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian AgeISBN: 9781433573538
Modern culture is increasingly outspoken against a biblical understanding of what it means to be a woman. Even some Christians, swayed by the LGBTQ+ movement, have rejected God's word on issues of sexuality and gender in favor of popular opinion. In light of these pressures, it's more important than ever to help women see the truth about who God created them to be.
In this powerful book, Rosaria Butterfield uses Scripture to confront 5 common lies about sexuality, faith, feminism, gender roles, and modesty often promoted in our secular culture today. Written in the style of a memoir, this book explores Butterfield's personal battle with these lies-interwoven with cultural studies, literary criticism, and theology-to help readers see the beauty in biblical womanhood, marriage, and motherhood.
- Culturally Relevant: Confronts controversial topics including transgenderism, homosexuality, feminism, spirituality, and modesty from a Bible-centered perspective
- Written for Christian Women: Inspires women to preserve godly values around womanhood, marriage, and motherhood in their lives, and offers guidance as they shepherd the next generation
- Filled with Personal Stories: Rosaria speaks from her own experience as a formerly militant anti-Christian and outspoken feminist, in order to teach and encourage other Christians
Table of Contents
Lie #1: Homosexuality Is Normal
Chapter 1: Once Gay, Always Gay?
Chapter 2:What Is Intersectionality?
Chapter 3: What Are Homosexual Orientation and Gay Christianity?
Chapter 4: Why Is Homosexuality a Sin When It Feels Normal to Some People?
Lie #2: Being a Spiritual Person Is Kinder than Being a Biblical Christian
Chapter 5: Where Is God-in an Ancient Book or in Me?
Chapter 6: The Bible Knows Me Better than I Know Myself
Lie #3: Feminism Is Good for the World and the Church
Chapter 7: Do You Know Yourself and How Do You Know?
Chapter 8: Does the Gospel Need a Feminist Rescue?
Chapter 9: The Power of a Woman's Voice
Lie #4: Transgenderism Is Normal
Chapter 10: The Sin of Envy
Chapter 11: The War of Words
Chapter 12: Eternal Life Means More than Just Living Forever
Lie #5: Modesty Is an Outdated Burden That Serves Male Dominance and Holds Women Back
Chapter 13: In the Presence of My Enemies
Chapter 14: Exhibitionism: The New Almost-Christian Virtue
Afterword: The Difference between Acceptance and Approval, or, How to Stay Connected to Loved Ones Who Believe These Lies without Falling for Them Yourself
Rosaria Butterfield (PhD, Ohio State University) is an author, pastor's wife, homeschool mom, and former professor of English and women's studies at Syracuse University. She is the author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert; Openness Unhindered; and The Gospel Comes with a House Key.
"The world is always trying to replace Christianity with a spiritual counterfeit that is another religion entirely, as J. Gresham Machen pointed out a century ago. Rosaria Butterfield exposes today's ideologies that seek to force the church into the mold of sexual perversion and self-deification. And she reminds us in this well-written and easy-to-read book that the answer to these soul-destroying lies remains the same as it always was: knowing and abiding in God's word so that the truth will set us free. Highly recommended!"
--Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
"Falsehood abounds not only in the world but also, sadly, in the church. The truth must attack the lies of the age for the sake of God's honor and glory, the good of people, and the health of the church. In this deeply courageous book, Rosaria Butterfield addresses topics that many are afraid to confront and expose. On the one hand, this is grievous, but I am especially grateful for the gifts God has given to Butterfield, who is in many respects uniquely able to expose these five lies of our anti-Christian age. You may weep reading this book, but I am convinced you will also rejoice."
--Mark Jones, Senior Pastor, Faith Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, British Columbia
"Few authors consistently write books with such clarity and power, rightly dividing the primary issues of the day, like Rosaria Butterfield. Drawing from her unlikely conversion, literary eloquence, philosophical fluency, and theological mastery, she has again composed another tour de force in Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age. Addressing identity, sexuality, feminism, and transgenderism, this masterpiece uncovers the deceptive lies infiltrating the church and points to the lifegiving and timeless truth of God's word. Like a watchman on a wall, Butterfield grounds her courage and passion in her love for neighbor. Will we take the wide road of compromise leading to death or the narrow path of suffering leading to life in Christ? Read this book. You will not be pampered but challenged. Most of all, expect that the gospel of Christ will be exalted without any wavering to the left or the right."
--Christopher Yuan, speaker; author, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel; creator, The Holy Sexuality Project video series
"In Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age, Rosaria Butterfield is doing the good work of 'destroying arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God' and of 'taking every thought captive to obey Christ' (2 Cor. 10:5). As a result, this book is a punch in the mouth to the reigning worldly ideologies of our day, and Butterfield is like Jael with warm milk and a tent peg. Butterfield pulls no punches but boldly confronts five lies that are bedeviling God's people, and she faithfully refutes those lies with biblical truth. While this book will be edifying for all believers, Butterfield sets her sights on warning women in particular. Butterfield has a gift for saying hard things in profound and incisive ways. This is a powerful book that confronts the conceits of our age, and I cannot recommend it highly enough."
--Denny Burk, Professor of Biblical Studies, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; President, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood; Teaching Pastor, Kenwood Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky
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