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Trade Paperback
192 pages
Jun 2004
Cook Communications Ministries

Just Leave God Out of It: The Cultural Compromises Christians Make

by Tim Riter & David Timms

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The powerful writing team of Tim Riter and David Timms provide a cold shower of truth for Christians who may--or may not--be unwittingly living in compromise in their book, Just Leave God Out of It. No finger pointing or halo adjusting here, just simple honest truth about the culture we are to be in, but not of.

Riter is a former pastor, current adjunct professor at Hope International University, and Timms, also a professor at Hope International University who chairs the Graduate Ministry Department. These two humble men share their real-life struggles and provide insights which can help Christians identify areas of compromised values in their lives.

Broken down into four parts, attitudes toward God, self, others, and life, each has a chapter addressing a specific cultural value, counter-pointed with God’s view, and culminating in a Living It Out section for personal application. The book includes a chapter-by-chapter study guide with questions, to facilitate group discussions or independent study of the issues addressed in each chapter.

This is hardly an easy read, in the sense that one cannot interact with the material and not be challenged at some point of compromise in their life. Simple truth coupled with scriptural insight make this book an excellent resource for any Bible study group, individual, or evangelistic outreach. Not preachy in any way, but in every way mentoring with wisdom and care, Just Leave God Out of It is a delight and I highly recommend it for every reader everywhere. -- Suzanne Rae Deshchidn, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Are you absorbing the world’s values without knowing it? Many Christians are, and are finding themselves contradicting God’s values in the name of pluralism, tolerance and political correctness. While these things at first glance seem righteous, a deeper look will reveal the spiritual dangers in blanket acceptance of them as “good.” Just Leave God Out of It shows the reader how easy it is to absorb the values of the world to the point that God is no longer involved in our system of right and wrong—and how to avoid being deceived.