The world in which we find ourselves living is one that does not resemble what it was just a couple of decades ago at all. Some might be inclined to think that if you were to hold up a picture of our 21st century world to a picture of what it was in the 20th century, one might be inclined to think that these are two different places. While the world and culture is changing quickly around us, some of these changes are not so grand.
With the passing of legislation that has approved marriage for same-sex individuals in the United States of America recently, it has drawn attention to a culture change that has been moving for some time. In We Cannot Be Silent, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. puts forth a call to those who say that they are followers of Jesus Christ to not be silent.
One of the reasons that culture has spun so quickly away from the Judeo-Christian principles that were so prevalent not too long ago is because the Church in certain areas took the approach that “nothing will really come of this.” Well, they were wrong. Dr. Mohler issues a challenge to followers of Jesus in this book to not make the same mistake again.
Dr. Mohler is a respected intellectual and theologian. He serves as the President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. I have respected the work of Dr. Mohler for some time as he has served as an intelligent voice for evangelical Christians around the world. In We Cannot Be Silent, Dr. Mohler does an excellent job of showing how we got to this point in our culture by pointing out some key things that have happened through the years leading to this point. Dr. Mohler does not leave it with just looking at how we got here, but he also shows ways in which we can stand and not remain silent.
I would highly encourage anyone who is a follower of Jesus and concerned with the state of our culture today to pick up a copy of this book and give it a read. You will be educated, convicted, and (hopefully) inspired to make the stand that we should have been making all along.
Note: I received a copy of this book as part of the Booklook bloggers program. I was given the book in exchange for an honest review.