A Daring Faith in a Cowardly WorldNicole Stark
It’s time to cure our culture’s cowardice.
Are you ready to stop wasting time and start turning your mundane life into one of adventure and blessing? Ken Harrison, Chairman and CEO of Promise Keepers, masterfully weaves together powerful stories and deep truths from Scripture to point you to the life for which God has called you.
Ask Christians what they expect to happen to them after they die, and most will say they will go to heaven. And they’ll probably say that they will meet Jesus and hope to hear Him say, “Well done good and faithful servant.” But many believers know they are not living up to God’s calling on their lives. In fact, many might even admit their lives don’t honor God at all—at least Mondays through Saturdays.
In A Daring Faith in a Cowardly World, Ken Harrison masterfully uses his stories as a Los Angeles police officer, businessman, and leader of the largest Christian men’s movement Promise Keepers to explain and illustrate deep truths from God’s Word. This isn’t your typical inspirational book—it’s a hard-hitting work that packs a lot of truth into an easy-to-read page-turner. Each chapter starts and ends with a gripping story that has a twist, a “rest of the story” at the end of the chapter, and packs intense biblical truth and wisdom in the middle. You will:
- Have a clear picture of what being a true follower of Christ looks like and how to become one
- Gain insightful truths that lead to genuine “Aha!” moments in your life
- Experience stories you won’t forget and that create a lasting change to your faith
- Learn what the Bible says about the myriad of issues in today’s culture
Are you ready to take the first step towards a more courageous and bold life lived in Jesus? In A Daring Faith in a Cowardly World, find the motivation you’ve been longing for.
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Ken Harrison, Chairman and CEO of Promise Keepers, recently spoke with The Stream’s Nancy Flory about his new book, A Daring Faith in a Cowardly World.
He explains how men are leaving the church because of what he calls “cheap grace,” and that many Christians will stand at the Judgment Seat of Christ and regret how they lived their lives because they could’ve received a much greater reward. Ken wants Christians to be daring in their faith and stand up for biblical values and be strong and courageous, even when society hates them and persecutes them.
Nancy: Why did you write the book [A Daring Faith in a Cowardly World]?
Ken: Well, in running Promise Keepers, I’ve seen that men are leaving the church in droves. You ask yourself why and there’s a lot of reasons … people give, but as I really talked to men, ‘Why are you leaving the church? What, what’s the point?,’ what I began to come up with is this idea of cheap grace, that it seemed inherently unjust to them and untrue, that if Jesus died for the sins of everybody, all they had to do was say a [prayer] and then everybody just went to the same heaven and that was it. And therefore life didn’t seem to have any make any difference or matter.
The idea was, ‘Well, if I said the magic prayer, then why should I go through the effort of going to church and tithing and doing all that stuff? What’s the point?’ And I thought, ‘I need to answer that question for them.’
Nancy: You also [wrote] that being certain of God’s will produces daring faith. How can we be certain of God’s will?
Ken: It says in Isaiah ‘whether you turn to the left or to the right, you’ll hear a voice behind you saying this is the way. Walk in it.’ And that’s a promise to people who have been completely abandoned in him. And I find that when I’m truly close to the Lord, there’s nothing inhibiting. There’s no sin or even preconceived notions, anger, bitterness, anything. His will is so clear, his voice is so clear. And then when it becomes cloudy, I realize [that] God doesn’t move. I move. And so if I’ve lost sight or his voice has become less clear, it means there’s something not right in my life. And so, at least for me, the clarity of his voice is a really good temperature gauge for how I’m doing spiritually.
Nancy: Is there something that I haven’t asked you that you think our readers would need to know or benefit from knowing about your book?
Ken: I think that courage comes from humility and a full grasp of the truth. When we’re not positive about what is true, then it’s hard for us to act boldly because we’re not positive that we’re right. And I think that this is what we see today. If we were to look back 10 years ago … it would be horrifying and shocking for us to think that Disney would be angry about a law about telling a five-year-old girl that maybe she’s a boy behind her parents’ back. That would be unfathomable only 10 years ago. In fact, John Stonestreet has a great quote. He says, ‘What was unthinkable 10 years ago is unquestionable today.’ I love that quote.
Why has such perversion of the truth advanced so fast and so quickly? I think it’s because Christians are not prepared with solid truth so that when Satan comes out with these awful evil lies, too many Christians just really don’t know how to respond. They just kind of stand there with their mouth gaping going, ‘I know that’s terrible, but I can’t explain why.’ And it’s because we have such a lack of knowledge of Scripture. And I think if we can call men and women back to God’s Word, back to understanding that what you do in this life very much matters for your entire eternity, I think that we’ll start to get men and women motivated to get back into Scripture, start standing up for truth and start risking a little bit of unpopularity. As I said [in] the book, the Sermon on the Mount is basically like this recipe that it starts off with ‘poor in spirit.’ That’s when you really start on the road to holiness, once you are poor in spirit. And the end of it, once we get all the way to holy, Jesus says blessed are you [when] you’re persecuted and people say all kinds of evil things about you.
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