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e-Book Fit Bodies, Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don't Think and What to Do About It download

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by Os Guinness

ISBN: 0340642440
ISBN13: 978-0340642443
Language: English
Publisher: HODDER & STOUGHTON RELIGIOUS (June 15, 1995)
Pages: 224
Category: Christian Living
Subategory: Christian Books

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But Fit Bodies, Fat Minds is an excellent beginning for the simple fact that today's youth are the primary . Guinness argues that Christians have a responsibility to use and develop their minds as part of their walk with the Lord.

But Fit Bodies, Fat Minds is an excellent beginning for the simple fact that today's youth are the primary audience for this book. As he examines our current cultural chaos, Guinness points out eight hurdles to developing a "Christian mind" - all eight begin with the letter "p" obviously indicating that Guinness is attempting to relate to Baptist readers!

Os Guinness traces the retreat of the evangelical mind and the dumbing down of evangelicalism through popular culture. But this book goes beyond mere analysis. It is a strong call for reformation of yet another place where evangelicalism in not evangelical enough.

Os Guinness traces the retreat of the evangelical mind and the dumbing down of evangelicalism through popular culture. God in the Dark: The Assurance of Faith beyond a Shadow of Doubt.

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This analysis shows why so many Christians fail to apply their minds to. .Os Guinness traces the retreat of the evangelical mind and the dumbing down of evangelicalism through popular culture.

This analysis shows why so many Christians fail to apply their minds to their faith. Fit Bodies, Fat Minds : Why Evangelicals Don't Think and What to Do about It. by Os Guinness.

Why Evangelicals Don’t Think and What to Do Abou. Guinness does not advocate a lack of exercise or poor dieting. He advocates a holistic approach to the Christian life - having both a healthy body and a healthy mind - and highlights how the evangelical intellect has been neglected. He calls for reformation of the mind. He laments the prevailing evangelical of the day. Jesus, in his great command to love God, talks of this holistic way of living which incorporates the life of the mind. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Matthew 22:37, emphasis mine).

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In his book "Fit Bodies, Fat Minds", Guinness argues that to all intents and purposes, the evangelical . But what is to be done about evangelical ? In some circles it seems so deeply entrenched and justified by so much pseudo-spiritual drivel as to be nigh unassailable.

In his book "Fit Bodies, Fat Minds", Guinness argues that to all intents and purposes, the evangelical mind is at an all-time low. Following the lead of thinkers like Harry Blamires (The Christian Mind) and more recently Mark Noll (The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind), Guinness contends that "Failing to think Christianly, evangelicals have been forced into the role of cultural imitators and adapters rather than originators".

By (author) Os Guinness.

Comments:
Rocksmith
In this book, Master Guinness has served as the Lord's means of speaking to me of a fault which I now confess openly. That is: I for far too long have loved and sought God only with my heart, and not nearly or rightfully enough with my mind. I thank God for his mercy and patience with me as I come into a more rightful understanding of the balance between heart and head. Thank you Os for writing this book. If it was poignant when published in the '90s, it is ever more so now in this the Facebook age of one-sided, thoughtless posts which divide old friends and foster a dangerous and fallacious confirmation bias.

Thank you, again.

Ballalune
Os Guinness is probably my favorite contemporary author and cultural critic with such outstanding works as The Call, The American Hour, The Great Experiment, Prophetic Untimeliness and The Long Journey Home just to name a few. But Fit Bodies, Fat Minds is an excellent beginning for the simple fact that today's youth are the primary audience for this book.

Guinness argues that Christians have a responsibility to use and develop their minds as part of their walk with the Lord. As he examines our current cultural chaos, Guinness points out eight hurdles to developing a "Christian mind" - all eight begin with the letter "p" obviously indicating that Guinness is attempting to relate to Baptist readers! Guinness presents the claim that the wave of anti-intellectualism that swept across this country following the Civil War has had damaging effects on the relevancy of the gospel to our culture and that efforts to reclaim the Christian mind are critically important to reclaiming our culture for Christ.

Of course, Guinness points out, that reclaiming our culture for Christ won't be easy - we must first reclaim the importance of the word taken captive by our image-obsessed society. It will take study - reading in particular - for the development of the Christian mind. Guinness quotes Oswald Chambers who wrote, "God will not make me think like Jesus, I have to do it myself; I have to bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ."

If you are interested in bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, or if you've ever wondered why reading and your studies as a student are important to your Christian walk, you need to read Fit Bodies, Fat Minds. Tipping the scales at only 152 pages, this book is perfect suited to begin exercising your brain and building your intellectual prowess to match your muscular physique.

Purebinder
As an evangelical pastor, I agree with the author's theme that many believers hold the mind in contempt; people want to feel, not think. Yet the emphasis of Scripture is that lives are transformed as minds are renewed (Rom.12:2).
The evangelical world is in trouble: we have a higher divorce rate and a higher bankruptcy rate than society at large. Few will address this problem seriously because few will acknowledge that there really is a problem--at least a serious one.
Guiness has hit the nail on the head. Our churches are dumbed-down and we have a long history of contempt for thinking. This book is a must for all who recognize that all is not well within evangelicalism.
There are times the author is unfair, as, for example, in his chapter about premillennialists. When many amillennial seminaries were denying the faith, it was the premillennial movement that became the bastion for solid doctrine. Among the non-feeling oriented premillennialists, doctrine and truth are often quite valued.
Despite some pet aggravations the author mishandles, this book is a MUST and should serve as a blueprint for changing course into a better direction. We must no longer applaud ignorance and view thinking as "heartless." Read this book!!!

Chankane
Good read and will challenge the thinking.

cyrexoff
Fit Bodies Fat Minds: Why Evangelicals Don't Think and What to Do About It... This product encourages me to think better.

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Hallolan
The premise of this book is simple. In our culture, we tend to take extreme measures to improve our bodies, but we let our minds vegetate. As Kudzu on p. 8 concludes, "Buns of steel- brains of silly putty!" This tendency of being physically fit, yet unable to think analytically is an especially sad one to see in the Evangelical Christian community. It is not just a scandal, says Guinness, it is also a sin. We need to wake up.

The author then goes on to explain how it is that we as Evangelicals have largely lost the Puritan mind, which had shaped Evangelicalism. Even more than that, there is a strong anti-intellectual attitude in most Evangelical groups.

Christians need to be set free to think. That is, freedom from all the mindless and strange teachings within Evangelicalism as well as from the corrupt culture that surrounds us. We need a new reformation.

Part One is called A Ghost Mind.

The chapter headings are:

1. Polarization
2. Pietism
3. Primitivism
4. Populism
5. Pluralism
6. Pragmatism
7. Philistinism
8. Premillenialism

Here is one quote from the first part of the book.:

"RELATIVISM BEFORE SECULARISM

"But the 'religion of civility' is different. It is a corrupt form of civility- an oppressive form of tolerance- that in seeking to give no offense to others ends with no convictions of its own. This pseudocivility, or intolerant tolerance, begins with a bland exterior of permissive ecumenism - everybody is welcomed - but ends with a deep-rooted relativism hostile to all serious differences and distinctions. 'Tolerance,' G.K. Chesterton said, 'is the virtue of those who don't believe anything.'"

p. 52

Part Two: An Idiot Culture

9 Amusing Ourselves to Death
10 People of Plenty
11 All Consuming Images
12 The Humiliation of the Word
13 Cannibals of PoMo
14 Tabloid Truth
15 Generation Hex
16 Real, Reel, or virtually Real?

Part Three: Let My People Think

The chapter titles are clever and to the point.
Here is one quote from the second part of the book.:
"We are schooled in the lifestyle of creating and devouring things. Regardless of their truth, rightness, meaning, history, and value, anything and everything can be the victim of the all consuming image market."

p. 109

I think that the above quote is especially timely when we, as Americans are just elected a man as president of the United States based almost solely on his image. We know little about Obama, and what we do know is rather disturbing. He looks good on camera and can give a good speech, but we really do not know what we are getting.

I hope that our President Obama does a good job, but we seem to be electing an image.

Then, in the third section, Guinness really drives the message home to Christians. This quote is especially relevant.

"Many evangelicals were rightly shocked and incensed at the liberal Protestant 'Re-Imagining,' the 'Global Theological Conference by Women' held in Minneapolis in 1993. Presentations deriding orthodoxy and denying the atonement of Jesus Christ, a standing ovation for lesbians, a service of milk and honey to the goddess Sophia - what is left of 'mainline Protestantism' was flaunting some of the vilest heresies that have ever reared their heads in the church of Christ in two thousand years.
Yet what many evangelicals fail to recognize and protest is the similar movement growing in convervative circles. "
p. 131

He went on to talk about some of the rank heretical teachings that are regularly promoted among Christians, including Faith teachers and others. These weird and heretical kinds of teachings, including neo-paganism and speculative gnosticism, are "only the beginning of the degradation of evangelical thinking that is coming unless we experience reformation."
p. 131

This is an easy book to read. It is not very long.

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