• Letter to the American Church

  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Eric Metaxas
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (458 ratings)

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By: Eric Metaxas
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In an earnest and searing wake-up call, the author of the bestseller Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy warns of the haunting similarities between today’s American church and the German church of the 1930s. Echoing Bonhoeffer’s prophetic call, Eric Metaxas exhorts his fellow Christians to repent of their silence in the face of evil before it is too late.

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. God will not hold us guiltless.”

Turning the other cheek does not mean standing by while the enemies of God dismantle Christian civilization and brainwash our children. Decrying the cowardice that masquerades as meekness, Eric Metaxas summons the Church to battle.

An attenuated and unbiblical “faith” based on what Bonhoeffer called “cheap grace” has sapped the spiritual vitality of millions of Americans. Paying lip service to an insipid “evangelism,” they shrink from combating the evils of our time. Metaxas refutes the pernicious lie that fighting evil politicizes Christianity. As Bonhoeffer and other heroes of the faith insisted, the Church has an irreplaceable role in the culture of a nation. It is our duty to fight the powers of darkness, especially on behalf of the weak and vulnerable.

Silence is not an option. God calls us to defend the unborn, to confront the lies of cultural Marxism, and to battle the globalist tyranny that crushes human freedom. Confident that this is His fight, the Church must overcome fear and enter the fray, armed with the spiritual weapons of prayer, self-sacrifice, and love.

©2022 Eric Metaxas (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing

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This book is truth. However, despite EM’s fluent extemporaneous speech, this narration was extremely choppy, broken, and distracting. If the book were any longer, I would not have powered through. I recommend buying a hard copy or paperback and reading it that way, if you can help it. Regardless of reading medium, it’s a book of timely truth and incredibly relevant for our present age.

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Very profound words!

It will be tragic for our country if we do not learn from history. If we turn our backs on injustice and evil as many in the German Church did, our country will no longer be a beacon of freedom & hope.

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Must read for Americans

Eric metaxas draws on his in-depth research of Bonhoeffer to give a eye-opening perspective on America today. can't recommend this book enough. it is a must-read for all American Christians.

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Stand and Do

Inspiring and relevant.... and convicting. Put feet to your faith and change the world.. Amen.

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Just wow

Every Christian and every person that fancy’s themselves as such needs to read and heed what is written here; for this country is in dire straits!

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timely truth

courageous, inspiring and convicting. Thank you to the author for speaking truth and for an engaging and well researched story

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Excellent!!! Read this book.

Great read and encouragement for leaders being led by God. A nudge to Christians to remain strong in a world that pushes an agenda contrary to the Truth. Brought tears to my eyes as Metaxes reminded me of the risks and successes of those great leaders that went before us and sought change when it went against the naysayers.

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Great book

The book is a great read. It is a sobering look at the American church.

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Great read!

Everyone should read this book especially pastors. It gets at the heart of what we are facing as a church.

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Powerful call

A powerful call to follow the Lord's teachings in our life, whether we want to or not.

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