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wellsAAEPI am only 50 pages into Above All Earthly Pow’rs by David Wells, so I cannot tell you how it ends, but I will tell you that it is my official “Book of the Week

About 5 years ago I first heard John Piper make reference to his great appreciation for David Wells’ work.

It was not long after that when I heard that Piper’s Desiring God Ministry decided to devoted an entire conference to helping Christians understand the questions raised and answered in this book.

Desiring God invited David Wells to travel to Minneapolis and serve as the featured speaker for the event.

They also requested his permission to use Above All Earthly Pow’rs as the name of the conference.

Getting to my point, this book is legit and it is important.

It is important because it asks the question that many people, many young people in particular, are asking today: “what does Christ have to say and do with our ever evolving culture?”

As the Modern Era fades into the history books and the Postmodern Era, which has been looming on our Western horizon, takes over as the status quo, how should Christians respond?

In Above All Earthy Pow’rs: Christ in a Postmodern World, David Wells helps Christians understand the significance of the culture shift that is occurring in the West.

He helps us to understand how the postmodern mind thinks about the world, thinks about the claims of the Christian faith, thinks about the church.

He helps faithful followers of Christ to wrestle with the myriad challenges of postmodernity, bringing clarity and biblical fidelity to bear on the postmodern shift that is taking place in our culture, our nation, our cities, our homes, and even our own minds – whether we know it or not.

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This book has been on my list for a long time and I am thrilled to get the chance to read it this summer.

What books have been sitting on your shelf that you are hoping to dust off and read this summer (well, maybe it’ll be this fall)?

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Also from David Wells:

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  1. nateandhan
    June 8, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    My reading list this summer includes The Three Musketeers, Vintage Church, and Culture making by Crouch

  2. Dwight Davis
    June 8, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    My heavy hitters I plan on reading this summer are Confessions by Augustine, The Cost of Discipleship by Bonhoeffer, and Protestant Thought by Barth, along with some lighter fiction reading.

  3. Stephanie
    June 8, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Depression: A Stubborn Darkness by Edward T Welch, Reaching for the Invisible God by Philip Yancy, Pride and Prejudice for the umpteenth time, and the Thursday Next series again, by Jasper Fforde

  4. June 10, 2009 at 7:22 am

    My list for the summer right now includes: Spurgeon: A New Biography by Dallimore; This Momentary Marriage by Piper; and The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

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