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Eric Metaxas

A Call for Christians and Church Leaders to Learn From the Past

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Letter to the American Church by Eric Metaxas is a call to renew our faith and return to the principles that guide us. It challenges us to break free from the cultural norms that threaten to undermine our beliefs and values.

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    The State of the Church

    Who is the church? What is its purpose? Due to centuries of back and forth over what the church’s role is in shaping nations, we’re currently living in a state of confusion.

    Throughout this Blink, we’ll get into the mistakes that have led us to where we are, but first let’s talk about separation of church and state. If you look at school systems and government agencies today, you might think that the purpose of separation of church and state is to keep the church from influencing the state.

    That was never the original intent. America was founded, among other things, on freedom of religion. The rule of separation of church and state was meant to keep the state out of the church.

    However, in our current culture, the church is often characterized as the enemy of love and freedom. Metaxas argues that it’s being silenced by the loud voices of media-supported protests and other groups with anti-Christian agendas. But the American church was never meant to be silenced.

    Eric Metaxas wants to inspire Christians to take courage, have faith, and speak up for the truth in God’s word. Beyond that, his goal is to encourage the church to let go of the idea that they don’t belong in matters of the state and stop being afraid to take political stances.

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    What is Letter to the American Church about?

    Letter to the American Church (2022) is part cautionary tale, part call-to-action to churches in America. It challenges Christians to speak up and be more involved in shaping the state of the country, even if that means getting political.

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    Letter to the American Church (2021) by Eric Metaxas is a thought-provoking book that calls for introspection within the modern American church. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • With insightful analysis and compelling arguments, it challenges readers to reevaluate their beliefs and the role of the church in society.
    • Drawing from history, culture, and personal experiences, the book offers a fresh perspective on contemporary issues, making it relevant and engaging.
    • The author's passionate and sincere writing style fosters a genuine connection with the reader, ensuring that this book is anything but boring.

    Who should read Letter to the American Church ?

    • Christians interested in politics
    • Lutheran scholars
    • Church leaders

    About the Author

    Eric Metaxas is a four-time New York Times bestselling author and host of the nationally syndicated conservative program The Eric Metaxas Radio Show. He is outspoken about the state of faith in America and has written everything from scholarly work to children’s books. 

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    What is the main message of Letter to the American Church?

    The main message of Letter to the American Church is a call for the church to re-examine its role in society and take meaningful action.

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    Letter to the American Church is a thought-provoking book that challenges the reader to reflect on the state of the church. It offers valuable insights and is definitely worth reading.

    Who is the author of Letter to the American Church?

    The author of Letter to the American Church is Eric Metaxas.