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Author(s): Os Guinness
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Price: $2.99       (May 27-28)
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In 1968, at the climax of the sixties, Os Guinness visited the United States for the first time. There he was struck by an impression he’d already felt in England and elsewhere: beneath all the idealism and struggle for freedom was a growing disillusionment and loss of meaning. “Underneath the efforts of a generation,” he wrote, “lay dust.” Even more troubling, Christians seemed uninformed about the cultural shifts and ill-equipped to respond. Guinness took on these concerns by writing his first book, The Dust of Death.
In this milestone work, leading social critic Guinness provides a wide-ranging, farsighted analysis of one of the most pivotal decades in Western history, the 1960s. He examines the twentieth-century developments of secular humanism, the technological society, and the alternatives offered by the counterculture, including radical politics, Eastern religions, and psychedelic drugs. As all of these options have increasingly failed to deliver on their promises, Guinness argues, Westerners desperately need another alternative―a Third Way. This way “holds the promise of realism without despair, involvement without frustration, hope without romanticism.” It offers a stronger humanism, one with a solid basis for its ideals, combining truth and beauty. And this Third Way can be found only in the rediscovery and revival of the historic Christian faith.
First published in 1973, The Dust of Death is now back in print as part of the IVP Signature Collection, featuring a new design and new preface by the author. This classic will help readers of every generation better understand the cultural trajectory that continues to shape us and how Christians can still offer a better way.


ivp IVP E-Book Sale: Nov 7/19

In this grab bag, we have 10 e-books from Intervarsity Press. The prices and sale dates that they have provided are under each book cover.


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Author(s): Os Guinness
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Price: $2.99       (May 5-6)
Buy Now!

In 1968, at the climax of the sixties, Os Guinness visited the United States for the first time. There he was struck by an impression he’d already felt in England and elsewhere: beneath all the idealism and struggle for freedom was a growing disillusionment and loss of meaning. “Underneath the efforts of a generation,” he wrote, “lay dust.” Even more troubling, Christians seemed uninformed about the cultural shifts and ill-equipped to respond. Guinness took on these concerns by writing his first book, The Dust of Death.
In this milestone work, leading social critic Guinness provides a wide-ranging, farsighted analysis of one of the most pivotal decades in Western history, the 1960s. He examines the twentieth-century developments of secular humanism, the technological society, and the alternatives offered by the counterculture, including radical politics, Eastern religions, and psychedelic drugs. As all of these options have increasingly failed to deliver on their promises, Guinness argues, Westerners desperately need another alternative―a Third Way. This way “holds the promise of realism without despair, involvement without frustration, hope without romanticism.” It offers a stronger humanism, one with a solid basis for its ideals, combining truth and beauty. And this Third Way can be found only in the rediscovery and revival of the historic Christian faith.

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Book details:

Kregel: Is God Just a Human Invention? by Sean McDowell & Jonathan Morrow vs. Urban Apologetics by Christopher W. Brooks

Intervarsity Press: The Dust of Death: The Sixties Counterculture and How It Changed America Forever (The IVP Signature Collection) by Os Guinness vs. The Singer: A Classic Retelling of Cosmic Conflict (The IVP Signature Collection) by Calvin Miller

New Leaf: The Big Argument: Does God Exist? by John Ashton & Michael Westacott vs. Inside the Nye/Ham Debate  by Ken Ham & Bodie Hodge

Good Book Company: Hoping for Happiness: Turning Life’s most elusive Feeling into Lasting Reality by Barnabas Piper vs. The Pastor’s Kid: What it’s Like and How to Help by Barnabas Piper

Crossway: Faith. Hope. Love.: The Christ-Centered Way to Grow in Grace by Mark Jones vs. Living for God: A Short Introduction to the Christian Faith by Mark Jones

Christian Focus: Crown of Thorns: Connecting Kingdom and Cross by Tim Chester vs. The Cost of the Kingdom by Elliot Tepper

David C. Cook: The Power of Belonging: Discovering the Confidence to Lead with Vulnerability by Will Van der Hart vs. Top Ten Ways to Be a Great Leader by Hans Finzel



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