Monday, January 14, 2013
Where Are The Christians
Ponder if you will the state of our world; and in particular the condition of America. Although one can easily
argue the United States is still the greatest nation in the world and a country so many desire to come to—
even risk their lives to enter into—there is no denying America’s social, moral and spiritual fabric continues to
deteriorate at an accelerated pace. For many this is an alarming and discouraging trend.
Now consider the fact that 76% of Americans claim to be Christian, making the United States one of the highest
per-capita Christian nations in the world. A nation full of Christians in a deteriorating society? If this indeed be
the case then WHERE ARE THE CHRISTIANS? To solve this conundrum author Eric Shuster gives us a book that
bears this question as its title with the promise of answers and a unique journey for readers.
Where are the Christians? uses the classic format of who, what, where and how to explore Christianity and the
dynamics that unite and divide the religion into the unrealized potential it suffers from today (thus the subtitle of
the book—the Unrealized Potential of a Divided Religion). The book enlightens readers as to who the Christians
are from a historical perspective; what a Christian is from a spiritual perspective; where the Christians are from a
behavioral perspective; and how Christianity can be strengthened and more united from a societal perspective.
Where are the Christians? examines hundreds of Biblical and scholarly sources, analyzing data from a multitude
of studies leading to unique perspectives and solutions to the challenges facing Christianity in the modern era.
Where are the Christians? contains 17 chapters arranged into four sections:
SECTION 1: WHO ARE THE CHRISTIANS?—a history: 4 chapters providing a concise history of
Christianity spread across four distinct periods: Evangelization and Formation, Legitimacy and
Codification, Corruption and Division, and Reform and Denominational Proliferation.
SECTION 2: WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN?—a definition: 4 chapters examining the definition of a Christian
from the perspectives of the world, the Bible, landmark religious studies, and what Shuster refers to as
Modern Day Pharisees.
SECTION 3: WHERE ARE THE CHRISTIANS?—a categorization: 5 chapters profiling the five types of
modern Christians including a unique and enlightening exercise to help readers understand what type of
Christian they are among the five.
SECTION 4 – HOW IS CHRISTIANITY TO UNITE?—a vision: 4 chapters describing the ways Christians in
America can unite into a force for good by focusing on individuals, families, churches and communities.
To watch the book trailer, take a survey to find out what type of Christian you are, and to pre-order the book go