In Worldliness, C. J. Mahaney and fellow pastors such as Dave Harvey, Jeff Purswell, and Bob Kauflin wisely lead us to see the often subtle. I just finished the audio book, Worldliness by C.J. Mahaney with contributing authors: John Piper (Foreword), Dave Harvey, Bob Kauflin, Jeff Purswell, and Craig. This resource uncovers the subtle presence of worldliness in our hearts and helps believers learn to relate to the world while resisting its.

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The lines have blurred. He develops the chapter in terms that modern postmoderns can identify with, by explaining the grand story meta-narrative of redemption, and then proposing that we have three tasks in our calling to love the world as obedient servants of Christ: The first chapter is about 1 John 2: Oct 28, Bob Hayton rated it it was amazing Shelves: How are we to relate to it?

This book helps us evaluating if we are being unduly influenced by the world instead of by Christ by asking some good questions about media, music, stuff, and clothing. The book goes on to try to navigate between these two extremes and call today’s church to a healthy carefulness about how we interact with the world at large.

That will come across as totally radical, and will require a unique focus on the temptations and opportunities that surround us. Each of these chapters is written by a different author. The book carries forward a number of resources to deal with these issues. I enjoyed this book and learned from it.

So much so that when I came to the end, I grew frustrated as I pleaded for more great writings and discussion. In fact, they are smart.


Starting with a foreword by John Piper, the tone of the book is set. The chapters on music and clothing were practical yet non-legalistic. However, the book is unified by being centered on loving Christ and the gospel. It is an important book to read for parents, pastors, and children alike. They should leave some of those things up for liberty of conscience. With chapters on movies, music, money and modesty, the book aims to guide believers as they think critically about the myriad of choices facing us in today’s culture.

And boy, this book was just seriously so good! He shows the poverty of worldly riches in comparison to the riches of salvation in Christ. The Truth About Cheerleaders: This book is simply amazing! Rather this book addresses the heart behind the things we do and don’t do as children of God.

This is ego-centric to say the least. You are either fleeing worldliness or running towards it. Purswell calls us to enjoy, engage and evangelize the world. The content is theologically deep but written in a way that makes it accessible to readers of varying reading ability and theological training. This is a great book. In summary, this is an excellent, popularly-accessible book worlfliness addresses a vital question for the worlxliness People today are saturated in technology and prosperity.

It is a question of your relationship to Jesus Christ. While I didn’t agree with the end stance in the chapter on music, I found all the subjects very strong in their encouragement to aim higher.

We are placed within His world and called to serve for its good. Be smart with them. Honestly speaking, some Christians have no desire to put forward the effort to combat worldliness. Each chapter is by a different author, and deals with a different subject: Worldliness is a good overview of how to relate to the world — how to be in the world but not of it.


This book is a look at worldliness, and how Christians should interact with it. What is our relationship to be with the world? The discerning author will need to tread the line, being careful to say no more than Scripture does while still dealing effectively with issues of contemporary importance.

But any lull in those chapters was more than made up by Mahaney’s opening chapter and the closing one by Jeff Purswell.

Oct 03, Logan rated it it was amazing Shelves: You are commenting using your Facebook account. Unfortunately, the entire discussion concerned women dressing non-provocatively.

WORLDLINESS: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World – C.J. Mahaney, Ed. (2008)

It is a clear call to God-centered living that revolves around the cross of Christ and his gospel. It is simply nice to read different voices as different issues arise. A helpful treatment of 1 Jn 2: However, with this heart probing approach you are sure to cj.mahaney away challenged and once again amazed by God’s grace. I understand their hearts though and mostly agreed with them.

Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World

It seems there is a bit of irony that my previous review was a book c.j.maganey on the popular television series LOST. Appendix A, “modesty Heart Check” can be viewed here: I originally posted this review on my blog, but thought I would add it here as well.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. There were real, tangible ways to put the supported principles into practice.