Christ Over Culture

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Christ Over Culture: Raising Christian Kids to Stand in a Postmodern World is a vital resource for Christian families navigating today's culturally chaotic society. Grounded in biblical truth, this book empowers parents to equip their children with worldview and apologetic skills and practical guidance, ensuring they stand out as devoted followers of Christ like a city on a hill that cannot be hidden. Author Andrea Crum offers comprehensive insights into social issues like feminism, gender and sexual identity, race conversations, and more, helping parents nurture a strong faith foundation in their children so these ideas won’t persuade them.

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Christ Over Culture

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SKU 770-0
Manufacturer New Leaf Press
Weight (in lbs) 1.00
Title Christ Over Culture
Subtitle Raising Christian Kids to Stand in a Postmodern World
ISBN 13 9780892217700
Contributors Andrea Crum
Binding Hardback
Page Count 160
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 5 x 7

Discover a powerful guide for Christian parents seeking to equip their children to live out their faith in today's chaotic, self-focused society. Christ Over Culture: Raising Christian Kids to Stand in a Postmodern World empowers parents to help their kids discern anti-Biblical ideas and ground them in God's truth. Through a blend of theology, worldview analysis, apologetics, and critical thinking skills, Christ Over Culture will equip parents with tangible strategies to run their race, stewarding their children to the glory of God.

A treasured resource for Christian families, this book dives deep into dominant social issues such as feminism, sexual and gender identity, race conversations, progressive Christianity, and more. Through a comprehensive understanding of cultural challenges, parents will gain valuable insights and practical strategies for nurturing a strong faith foundation in their children so these ideas won’t persuade them.

Key Features:

  • Biblical Perspective: Grounded in biblical truth, Christ Over Culture encourages parents to live out their faith boldly and proactively prepare their children to navigate the complexities of today's world.
  • Critical Thinking Skills: Exploring the postmodern worldview and critical theory framework, this book empowers parents to help their kids discern Godless ideologies and embrace God's truth with confidence.
  • Practical Guidance: This book provides tangible strategies for guiding children to stand up, stand out, and stand apart in culture, and to stand against the enemy.

Parents, pastors, youth ministers, and teachers will find Christ Over Culture filled with truth and hope for leading this generation to order their steps by God's Word. This light-in-the-darkness resource is also recommended for church parenting classes, Christian book clubs, as well as prayer and small groups.

Author Andrea Crum states, "As parents, we don't have to be fearful of the world our kids are growing up in, but we need to be intentional with how we help them navigate it." Andrea is a wife and mother of two, Bible study teacher, graduate of Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and founder of Genuine Family Ministries.


Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1. The Missing Plot
  • 2. The Dulling Begins
  • 3. New Day Rising
  • 4. A New Lens
  • 5. The Biblical Worldview
  • 6. A Contemporary Apologetic
  • 7. Feminism's Role in Our Postmodern World
  • 8. Our Culture's Sexual Obsession
  • 9. The Explosive Growth of LGBTQ+ Ideology
  • 10. The Problem of Justice
  • 11. A Postmodern Christianity
  • 12. Raising Them to Stand
  • Glossary
  • Endnotes
  • Index

Endorsements

“This book is like a Christian parenting lifehack. Navigating the mishmash of cultural ideas as a Kingdom-minded parent is no easy job. Luckily, Andrea has created a resource which will greatly unburden your efforts. Her insightful analysis of culture is clear and compelling, while her prescriptions for Christian parents are easy to follow and theologically sound. It's evident in her writing that she brings a sincere heart to this project, as well as a practical approach to helping parents conceptualize the principles of the Christian worldview, and its competitors, so they can effectively disciple their families.”

Lori Morrow, VP of Women in Apologetics

"If you've struggled to teach your kids about the culture we find ourselves living in, let alone understand it yourself, this is the book for you! In a straightforward, easy to understand way, Andrea teaches us about the influences that have shaped our culture into what it is today. But she doesn't leave us hopeless and defeated. In Christ Over Culture, Andrea gives us a clear roadmap to equipping our kids to live confidently and make an impact for Christ. This book is a must-read guide for parents."

Kathy Gibbens, Host of the Filter It Through a Brain Cell podcast

“It’s a great joy to find a book that speaks to where you’ve been in life and equips you for where you’re going. Andrea gives busy parents the meat of leading worldviews today with practical discipleship tips to raise kids to stand against culture in the winsome tone of a loving friend. As a busy mom of 4, I am always looking for books that are accessible, Christ-centered, and theologically rich. Christ Over Culture is it!”

Amy Davison, Mama Bear Apologetics

“Many of us desire to raise strong and discerning children amidst a confused culture that is not favorable toward a Biblical worldview. Often we don’t know where to start. By providing the framework for the postmodern worldview and critical theory ideas and countering it with the Biblical perspective, Andrea offers clarity, direction, and inspiration as we seek to equip the next generation toward faithfulness and courage.”

Alishia Illian, Author of Chasing Perfect

“Christ Over Culture is a clarion call to parents who are struggling to pass on the faith in a time of rampant hostility to Christian truth. This book will strengthen your resolve and help fortify you for the task of raising godly children in an ungodly world.”

Israel Wayne, Author and Conference Speaker, Founder of Family Renewal

This book is a fantastic tool for parents wanting to raise their children with a Biblical worldview, as Andrea tackles the cultural issues of today and points back to scripture for how to equip our children to follow Jesus Unapologetically.
Review by Absolutely Essential
This book is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL for parents striving to raise their children to love Jesus more than the world. There is a spiritual battle going on for the souls of our children. Parents MUST STOP passively allowing schools and churches to parent their children. Parents must be equipped and take that authority back in their home! This book will help empower parents to raise their children with a Biblical worldview, as it tackles many of the cultural issues we are facing in our world today. Andrea miraculously crafts a book that discusses these heavy topics with the HOPE and JOY that we have in Jesus. Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Must Read for any Parent
Review by Amber
For those struggling to understand our current society, look no further than Christ over Culture.
Andrea has masterfully collected wisdom to guide parents through the confusing ideas of our culture. She provides useful tips for discussing the prevailing ideologies with kids and encourages the reader to seek Christ first in all things. Each chapter discusses a different ideology and explains why it differs from scripture. The graphics and tables are extremely useful for breaking down the information to make it understandable and memorable. Overall, a must read for any parent.
Easy read applying God’s truth to the Your Truth culture
Review by MamaTiff
Easy read -deep truths - that you can actually apply to real conversations- this book is a Cultural translator for Christians to engage with their kids and culture, armed with truth and love using God’s unchanging definitions. I took a semester-long course with the author to learn about worldview, deconstruction and prosperity Gospel etc. It was an amazing course but these topics can be overwhelming and hard to Translate to our children. The Author simplified the deep truths into bite sized pieces so we can share with our kiddos
This is a very informative book to help you teach your child to Stand Firm in this world.
Review by Kathleen C
Do you know how your child would answer the controversial questions in our world today? How many genders are there and so on? Does your child have a biblical foundation that we equip them to articulate a response? If not, as a parent you want to address this. We also need to evaluate if we are putting our children out there to answer the questions we don't want to answer. Are we silent on these issues?

My favorite quote from this book: Silence, in the name of sharing God's love, only leaves people in their brokenness and sin, instead of in the freedom, healing, hope, and joy that comes from a life of following Christ.

I liked some of the topics she covers in regard to where we need to be intentional with our children: discipleship, having a personal relationship with Christ, apologetics, understanding the different worldviews out there, standing firm on a biblical worldview, understanding genders and what the Bible says, being able to identify false doctrine, and raising our kids to stand apart by having a close relationship with Jesus.

I think this is a wonderful books for parents. It explains many of the relevant topics that children are faced with today and gives suggestions on how to biblically equip your child in those areas.
Equipping Parents
Review by JoyfulMommy
To concerned Christian parents, it is easy to see that the way our culture is going is not in line with, and is actually opposed to, the Word of God. We want to equip our children to stand firmly and boldly on the Truth. But how do we practically do that? As the author states, “we must ground them in biblical truth and also teach them the world’s perspective so they can discern what is from God.”

Presenting the history, implications, and reality of various cultural movements including feminism, critical race theory, LGBTQ+, and others, the author equips us as parents with an understanding of current secular ideologies and their terms so we are prepared to engage our children in conversations about the culture they’re growing up in (not to mention interacting with people steeped in this worldview ourselves). Knowing the terms is key because a lot of the same words are used between the biblical worldview and the postmodern ideologies - including within the progressive “Christian” church - but with an entirely different meaning. Because of details regarding sensitive topics, I recommend this as a book for parents to read through themselves, and then discuss the topics at their discretion with their children. I am grateful to have read this and think it is a very helpful resource for parents.
A challenge for parents
Review by Easy to read
This book was such a pleasure to read. It wasn’t heavy reading but easy to follow along with. What really stuck out to me was the author's well communicated point of how we as parents, church leaders and leaders within our community need to be up to date on what is going on in our current culture. The importance of knowing for the sake of discipling and raising our children. Too many times we as parents look at what’s going on through the lens of our knowledge and other than telling our children the typical, ‘It’s wrong, it’s sin, it goes against the Word of God.’ We fail to appropriately disciple them on why it is wrong and how we can go about standing firm on God’s Word regardless of what society and culture pushes at our children. She also encourages parents to be up to date with the latest terminology in our culture since our children will hear those terms and not take us seriously if we fail to show that we do care enough about what is going on to understand what is being pushed at our children. Many of the terms used are terms familiar to us but now with different meanings than when we parents were kids.
I really enjoyed reading this book. I think it’s definitely a book any parent of a 10+ year old should read. It challenged me to take a look at how I approach these topics with my children/teen and it challenged me to share from a heart of love.
Great current read for parents
Review by Caitlin
I really enjoyed the read. I think social justice warrior movements have become such a “normal” part of our society and it is so important to look at how they are impacting our children. She does a wonderful job of connecting in ideas from several different sources which has added to my own personal reading list. The breakdown of the vocabulary used with several current movements is so important and gives several biblical rebuttals to common ways that these movements try to change and warp our children’s way of thinking. The one section I have a hard time with is the dedicated timeline on talk about sex. I believe that is truly for a family to make a prayerful decision about and not a hard set timeline.
Excellent instruction for parents raising children in a Post Christian world
Review by Karen
As an older woman who raised my children during the 70's and 80's, the challenges faced by today's parents are frankly frightening. Although I am aware of the changes in belief systems and the lead cultural worldviews have taken in society and the churches, I really had no idea how serious the issue has become. I don't have grandchildren, but I intend to buy several cases of this book and hand it out to every young family I know. Andrea's no nonsense approach to the challenges of raising Christian children in today's culture, as well as biblical methods of dealing with it were so refreshing. With the compromise of biblical values I am seeing in many of the churches today, I was thankful to see a book that addresses the challenges head on. Andrea says the hard part out loud and gives practical steps to raise strong, Christian warriors. This is an excellent resource for parents and grandparents alike to educate, encourage and equip the next generation with biblical truth and solutions to the challenges facing them. I also appreciated her evangelist approach to equipping our children to come alongside and minister to their friends who may be struggling. The fight is real. We need the right weapons. And this book should be in your arsenal.
A great next step-in researching tackling worldly issues biblically
Review by sara
This book is a great overview to help parents begin to tackle the issues we are facing with our children today. Master Books offers another book, Quick Answers to Social Issues, which is a quick overview of a lot of the issues in this book- and I think Christ over Culture is a great next step to diving into these issues biblically. This book certainly goes more in depth with each chapter, connecting issues like feminism, LGBTQ+, and the world’s sexual obsession and discusses how to tackle them when speaking with our children and pointing them to Jesus. Ecclesiastes tells us that there is nothing new under the sun, and this is certainly the case in our world today, even if this seems like new territory for us as parents. The blueprint for handling all things can be found in the Bible but books like this are great ways to get us as Christian parents thinking and motivated to take them on and research them through a biblical lens. This is certainly a great motivational read for parents.
Almost Perfect
Review by Yulia
Andrea Crum does a great job revealing the reality of our culture and Postmodernism worldview which now even entered the churches as well. Christ Over Culture is an eye opening, humbling, yet encouraging book. I liked how the author mentions that we can't skip relationships with God and go straight to apologetics. We have to make sure they have a relationship with God first. She gives many great ideas on how to help kids to face our culture today and how to stay strong and true to God.

Some things that were concerning to me and why I can't give this book 5 stars are:

1. When she talks about worldviews in Chapter 4, it was troubling to me that she included Islam into the Theism worldview. I've never heard of this before, and it can be confusing for some, especially new Christians that Islam is the same as Christianity.

2. Then, later in Chapter 11, when she talks about the Character of God, she skips that God is good. We can’t ignore the goodness of God since He calls Himself good many times in the Bible, and I think it is a very important attribute of God to many people. God is indeed just, but He is also good!

3. Last, in chapter 11, she talks about disciples being afraid before resurrection of Christ, but then becoming brave after resurrection, even willing to die for Christ. The author completely skips the fact that the bravery came from the power of the Holy Spirit as the Bible mentions that they were afraid and prayed to God for bravery, and He filled them with power of the Holy Spirit, and they boldly testified to others about Jesus. It’s listed in Acts 4:23-31. Acts chapter 2 also talks about the Holy Spirit initially filling the disciples, and them becoming witnesses of God. We can’t ignore this because it’s significant for our kids to know how to have boldness to preach the Gospel. Without the Holy Spirit, we truly cannot be witnesses of God.

Regardless of these points, I still enjoyed this book and felt that it was very beneficial to me and my family. It edified me to do better as a parent to teach my kids about relationships with God and demonstrate it even more in my life. I am grateful for this book.

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