Every day, major headlines tell the story of how Christianity is attempting to influence American culture and politics. But statistics show that young Americans are disenchanted with a faith that has become culturally antagonistic and too closely aligned with partisan politics. In this personal yet practical work, Jonathan Merritt uncovers the changing face of American Christianity by uniquely examining the coming of age of a new generation of Christians.
Jonathan Merritt illuminates the spiritual ethos of this new generation of believers who engage the world with Christ-centred faith but an un-polarised political perspective. Through personal stories and biblically rooted commentary this scion of a leading evangelical family takes a close, thoughtful look at the changing religious and political environment, addressing such divisive issues as abortion, gay marriage, environmental use and care, race, war, poverty and the imbalance of world wealth.
Through Scripture, the examples of Jesus and personal defining faith experiences, he distils the essential truths at the core of a Christian faith that is now just coming of age.
Merritt's powerful and faith-driven ideas should come as a healthy shock to many Christians. - Library Journal, on Green Like God
The more people who read Merritt's book, the better. - Books and Culture, on Green Like God
Himself a convert to the idea of God as green, Merritt is sure to appeal to the hearts of even the most polarized Christians. His guide could be turned into relevant sermon material and should be mandatory reading for churchgoers. - Publishers Weekly, on Green Like God
Merritt represents a hopeful new current in evangelical America. - USA Today
By broadening evangelicalism's agenda, younger evangelicals like Jonathan Merritt..are doing us a favor. - Dallas Morning News
Merritt...writes with humility and clarity. He addresses the political, cultural and biblical assumptions many of us hold. - Christianity Today
Merritt's conversion may not change the world quite as much as Paul's, but he has transformed his classroom epiphany into topic A within...the biggest Protestant body in the U.S. - TIME Magazine
You can't serve both God's Kingdom and an earthly one. In this book, Jonathan Merritt forces the reader to 'choose this day whom you will serve. - Cal Thomas, syndicated and USA Today columnist and Fox News contributor