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Acton Alum Has a New Bestseller on Making a Free and Virtuous Society

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Indivisible, a new book co-written by former Acton research fellow Jay Richards, has become a best-seller. From the book’s description:

In Indivisible, James Robison, the founder and president of LIFE Outreach International, partners with Jay Richards, Ph.D., a writer who has appeared in both the New York Times and The Washington Post. Together, they tackle tough, controversial political issues facing conservative Christians today, including abortion, stem cell research, education, economics, health care, the environment, judicial activism, marriage, and others. Written to appeal to a broad spectrum of believers, Indivisible not only argues political questions from a Scriptural standpoint, it also provides simple arguments that Christians can use to support their beliefs in public settings.

Most significantly, Robison and Richards recognize that the point of origin for spiritual and moral transformation is the individual. “We are convinced by historical precedent that long term cultural change requires not merely sound thinking and public good works but rather, God’s spiritual and moral transformation of us as individuals, which will then transform our churches, our communities, our culture, and ultimately our politics.”

Dr. Richards will be teaching on Biblical Theology and Environmental Ethics this summer at Acton University, a unique, four-day exploration of the intellectual foundations of a free society. Have you applied for Acton University yet? Learn more and sign up today. 

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

Comments

  • Awesome! I look forward to reading this.

  • Roger McKinney

    Everything I have read by Jay Richards is outstanding!