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The Unsaved Christian: Reaching Cultural Christianity with the Gospel by Dean Inserra


From the Back Cover

How do you share your faith with people who call themselves Christians but don’t know Christ?

You want your friends and family to follow Jesus whole-heartedly, but broaching the topic of true conversion can feel intimidating and confusing. That’s why we often just leave cultural Christians alone, hoping someday they’ll get serious about Jesus on their own. But the truth is cultural Christians are just as lost as their atheist counterparts and we need a game plan for reaching them.

Dean Inserra used to be a cultural Christian, too. Today he leads a thriving church in the Bible Belt of America. He will:

  • teach you how to identify and fully understand different types of cultural Christians
  • offer appropriate starting points that lead to deeper conversation
  • help you lovingly and confidently preach the gospel to the cultural Christians in your life

Cultural Christianity is a huge mission field in desperate need of laborers. Learn how your church can get equipped to gather in the harvest!

My Review

This was a surprisingly hard read for me. It took several attempts to get into. with that said its a good book that explains the dangers of cultural Christianity that is so prevalent in America. My favorite chapter is “Bridging the Gap: Challenging Cultural Christian Beliefs.” In that chapter, Dean Inserra explains answers to many subtopics such as “Start with the God of the Bible, The God of the Bible is Holy, God’s holiness means serious business, If God is holy what are we?, Good people go to Heaven? and conversating with cultural Christians.” Each chapter starts with a story from the authors experience and then dives into several aspects of understanding cultural Christians. Each chapter ends with several questions for discussion and reflection. I am thankful that the author covered why raised hands and sinner’s prayers don’t necessarily indicate salvation and how we need to point people to Jesus not to Heaven.

I recommend this book for anyone in America trying to understand the true God verses the god of our culture.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free in exchange for my honest review from the publisher through the Moody Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”