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Countercultural Living: What Jesus Has to Say About Life, Marriage, Race, Gender, and Materialism

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Carol M. Swain

Dr. Carol M. Swain is a former tenured professor at Princeton and Vanderbilt Universities, and a nationally known political commentator and public speaker. She is the author or editor of nine books, one of which (Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress) won three national awards. Another of her books, The New White Nationalism in America, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Carol’s more recent books are Abduction: How Liberalism Steals Our Children’s Hearts and Minds and Debating Immigration (2nd ed.). She is the host of Be the People podcast and "Two Minutes to Think About It," heard nationally on Bott Radio. In addition, she has appeared on Fox News, ABC Headline News, CNN, BBC Radio and NPR, among other outlets. Carol’s opinion pieces have been published in The New York Times, USA Today, CNN Online, the Epoch Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.
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Consulting Jesus on how to find eternal life is common. But what relevance do Jesus’ teachings have for contemporary life? When it comes to core worldview topics such as human life, marriage, and race, should it be Christ or culture that decides our convictions? Can we really find intelligent answers to contemporary quandaries in the ancient teachings of Jesus? In Countercultural Living, Carol Swain confronts cultural consensus with the countercultural and surprisingly compelling teachings of Jesus. If you want to find clarity on tough questions and to build your convictions on Jesus’ teachings, you will value Swain’s insightful, practical, and, at times, autobiographical survey of these important topics from a biblical perspective.

Building upon the foundation of Scripture and informed by her own powerful experiences, Swain positions us to live countercultural lives in the world.
— DR. CHAD RAGSDALE, Academic Dean, Ozark Christian College

As the survivor of a failed abortion, my very existence is countercultural to the predominant cultural narrative of abortion as a choice and a woman’s right. I deeply appreciate Dr. Carol Swain’s focus on the issue of life in Countercultural Living.
— MELISSA OHDEN, MSW, author, speaker, founder of The Abortion Survivors Network

Dr. Swain’s logic is powerful and irrefutable, but her personality and personal stories are what make all she says entirely irresistible. This little book is a big deal.
— ERIC METAXAS, #1 New York Times best-selling author

Editor’s Note – This volume in the Real Life Theology series was sponsored anonymously on behalf of the Christian Churches Pension Plan