In Worldliness, C. J. Mahaney and fellow pastors such as Dave Harvey, Jeff Purswell, and Bob Kauflin wisely lead us to see the often subtle. I just finished the audio book, Worldliness by C.J. Mahaney with contributing authors: John Piper (Foreword), Dave Harvey, Bob Kauflin, Jeff Purswell, and Craig. This resource uncovers the subtle presence of worldliness in our hearts and helps believers learn to relate to the world while resisting its.

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That will come across as totally radical, and will require a unique focus on the temptations and opportunities that surround us.

The pastors at Sovereign Grace Ministries have collaborated on this excellent little book on how to and how not to live in a fallen world. Regarding media, “What if the standard was looking for what might be beneficial instead of what might simply be permissible?

Early and clearly, Worldliness sets forward the right idea, the Biblical c.j.mahaneey. The second theme woven through Worldliness is that neither blind liberty nor strict law get to the bottom of the problem c.u.mahaney worldliness.

They encourage the view that every aspect of the world is to be enjoyed without question or quibble. At no point did it feel overhanded, but at the same time the writers stay grounded in a modern world, dealing with modern trials and modern temptations.

Book Review: Worldliness by C.J. Mahaney

If you’ve ever been in a conservative church group, you’ve probably heard everything the book says. Jul 30, Sarah Norton rated it it was amazing.

I’d heard a lot of Mahaney’s stuff on modesty before, so maybe that’s why. The combination of multiple authors addressing separate issu While the Bible charges us not to love the world or the things in the world, our culture and our flesh often tempts us to love the world, even if just a little.


Resisting the Seduction c.j.maahney a Fallen World — C.

The combination of multiple authors addressing separate issues is refreshing. May 12, Greg Helms rated it really liked it. I really appreciated the effort and care put into this part of the book.

This is ego-centric to say the least.

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I would argue, like others have, that this doesn’t fully develop the biblical understanding of love for the world. Purswell answers by repeating the opening assertion that the problem is not with the world itself or with its “stuff”, but with the fallen nature of the people who inhabit it.

Every song we hear must pass the Philippians 4: This is the basic premise of the book, God’s call to be in the world, but not love the world or anything in the world. The Appendixes are about modesty and some practical ways for women to know if what they are wearing is modest.

Aug 18, Rachael Marsceau rated it really liked it Shelves: It is certainly not guilty of empty and meaningless repetition as so many larger works can be.

WORLDLINESS: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World – C.J. Mahaney, Ed. (2008)

Men need all the help they can get here. Purswell calls us to enjoy, engage and evangelize the world. He of course shows that some media can be enjoyed for the glory of God, but that much of it simply isn’t helpful or promotes sin in a detrimental way. I really enjoyed this chapter too. This book is biblically grounded and Christ-centered, full of grace and truth. Oct 28, Bob Hayton rated it it was amazing Shelves: The writing styles of all the authors were quite conversational — whether or not you like this is a matter of preference.


The final chapter of the book really brings it together with a discussion on how to love the world. This is another compilation book written by several authors, 4 authors pen the 6 chapters with a forward by John Piper. Jan 13, Hayley rated it liked it Shelves: The problem of worldliness lies in the Christian’s heart. Instead the authors were careful to encourage discernment and teach general guiding principles.

Nov 28, Rebeca Salazar rated it c.j.mahaneg liked it. As readers learn to identify the presence of worldliness in the areas of media, modesty, music, and material possessions, they can begin to resist its influence in their lives and instead pursue eternal godliness. I cannot recommend c.j.mahhaney highly enough.

Mahaney begins the book by challenging us to not remove parts of the Bible, to not look over verses we don’t like.

I really do like several of Mahaney’s books, but I think this one really missed the mark. The cross tells us who we are, interprets the world we live in, transforms our view of people and gives our lives purpose.

Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World by C.J. Mahaney

This book is written because worldliness is offensive to the beauty of Christ. For them the present is of little consequence, pleasures are periolous, spirituality means self-denial It addressed the issue of worldliness with an aggressive cross-centered humility that is often lacking when issues of media, music, possessions, and clothing worldkiness.

The authors do a nice job of helping readers think more clearly and biblically about issues like music, dress, possessions, etc.