Friday, January 22, 2016

Review: We Cannot Be Silent

I had a push-and-pull experience with R. Albert Mohler Jr.'s "We Cannot Be Silent." Mohler provides a thorough history of the LGBT rights movements and sexual revolutions, and I 100 percent believe him. The problem is, I had a difficult time getting a handle on what Mohler actually believes about these issues - after all, no-fault divorce, same-sex parenting, marriage, birth control, women's health, etc all have multiple sides, positives and negatives. We definitely see the overall, negative effect of society's changed mindset. And Mohler encourages the church to not take these issues lightly or with a one-sided hand. But at the same time, there's this underlining, silent feeling that Mohler himself may have a more one-sided solid opinion that he's not developing here. Mohler does provide one chapter with answers that need to be defended and upheld (such as the Biblical position on homosexuality), but he does not provide anything too new or revealing here. Overall, "We Cannot Be Silent" has some fascinating history that will likely shape your view on the modern world, but at the same time, readers won't find much advice for real-world conversation.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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