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We Cannot Be Silent

Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong
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President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Dr. R. Albert Mohler explains how the breathtaking moral revolution of Western Culture—seen most clearly in the acceptance of gay marriage—happened and offers a framework for Christians to live faithfully amid the change.

Twenty years ago, not one nation on earth had legal same-sex marriage. Now, access to same-sex marriage is increasingly seen as a basic human right. In a matter of less than a generation, western cultures have experienced a moral revolution.

Dr. R. Albert Mohler examines how this transformation occurred, revealing the underlying cultural shifts behind this revolution: the acceptance of divorce culture, liberation of sex from reproduction, the prevalence of heterosexual cohabitation, the normalization of homosexuality, and the rise of the transgender movement. He then offers a deep look at how the Bible and Christian moral tradition provide a comprehensive understanding upon which Christians can build their personal lives, their marriages, church ministry, and cultural engagement.

Dr. Mohler helps Christians in their understanding of the underlying issues of this significant cultural shift and how to face the challenge of believing faithfully, living faithfully, and engaging the culture faithfully in light of this massive change.

Contributor(s) R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
About the Contributor(s) R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

R. Albert Mohler Jr. has been called "one of America's most influential evangelicals" (Economist) and the "reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement" ( The president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he writes a popular blog and a regular commentary, available at, and hosts two podcasts: The Briefing and Thinking in Public. He is the author of many books, including We Cannot Be Silent and The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down, and has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street JournalUSA Today, and on programs such as NBC's Today, ABC's Good Morning America, and PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. He and his wife, Mary, live in Louisville, Kentucky.



ISBN-10 0718032489
ISBN-13 9780718032487
Release Date Oct 27, 2015
Weight (lbs) 1.0000
Height 9.25
Width 6.25
Length 256
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $24.99
Format Hardcover
Language English

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Review by Evan
Overall Rating
Al Mohler is president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Mohler has a daily podcast called The Briefing. He also writes on He has also written a book titled He is Not Silent, which addresses preaching in a postmodern world.

If you have never read or listened to anything by Dr. Mohler, I would suggest listening to The Briefing. Dr. Mohler regularly provides clarity to issues that are pressing in the culture. In We Cannot Be Silent, he does just that! He provides clarity to multiple issues in our day that are pressing. Dr. Mohler addresses the many problems that are prevalent in our day and within the cultural revolution. He addresses things such as contraceptives, divorce, sex outside of marriage, same-sex marriage, and the sexual revolution. Dr. Mohler looks at the cultural and examines our decline on multiple fronts. From who the Church has engaged in the public square, to how the family engages in the home, Christians have failed to be involved. Dr. Mohler has provided in the last chapter of this book 30 questions that may be asked within the growing sexual revolution, this chapter is really helpful so the reader can process the information given in this book. Dr. Mohler shows how the church has been silent on many of these issues, rather than being vocal for what God says in His Word. Since God is not silent, the Church should not be silent.

Why should you read this book?

1. Dr. Mohler shows the importance of addressing these issues that are now found in our culture. Individuals are affected, families are affected, and lives are at stake. The Cross of Jesus Christ matters.

2. Dr. Mohler values life. He doesn’t just value it here on earth, but hereafter. This life is short, are we prepared for eternity?

3. The church has been silent on multiple issues. This book will be a challenging work for some of us. Books like this are great to help us rethink and refocus what we are doing with are lives. (Posted on 10/17/2015)

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