Courage to Stand: Jeremiah's Battle Plan for Pagan Times

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Crossway, 1998 - Religion - 208 pages
" Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. . . . They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you, " declares the Lord. --Jeremiah 1:17, 19

When the world around you has turned its back on God, can you still effectively live for Him? With western civilization now standing at a crossroads, God is beckoning His people to do as the prophet Jeremiah did.

To stand up for Him.

To speak the truths of His Word.

And to influence the culture for Christ.

In the prophet's day--a time much like our own--public life was increasingly dominated by pagan ideas and practices. Jeremiah's courage, passion, preaching, even his sufferings, show us how to live for God in today's difficult times. In the story of his life and ministry you'll find down-to-earth help and fresh examples on how to live, think, and feel in a godless culture, plus much encouragement to proclaim the truth of God's Word--regardless of the cost. Your stand may lead to opposition, hostility, and even persecution, as it did for Jeremiah. But God promises that in the end the victory will be yours as you glorify Him with your courage and your devotion.

No one can read this book without being instructed, encouraged, and possibly even rebuked and redirected by it. --James M. Boice

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Philip Graham Ryken (Ph.D., Oxford) is President of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is Bible teacher for the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, and can be heard weekly on the radio broadcastEvery Last Word. He has written or edited more than thirty books including The Message of Salvation, The Doctrines of Grace (with James Montgomery Boice) and Ryken's Bible Handbook.

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