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  • Why Choosing Sides Sidelines the Church
  • By: Andy Stanley
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  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
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Not in It to Win It

By: Andy Stanley
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Summary

Is it possible to disagree politically and love unconditionally? The reaction of evangelicals to political and cultural shifts in recent years revealed what they value most. Lurking beneath our Bible-laced rhetoric, faith claims, books, and sermons is a relentless drive to win!

But the church is not here to win. By every human measure, our Savior lost. On purpose. With a purpose. And we are his body. We are not in it to win anything. We are in it for something else entirely. That something else is what this book is about.

You'll discover:

  • How to take a stand the right way. You'll learn how to make your case with a posture of humility and understanding, rather than being fueled by the fear of losing something.
  • How to view politics through the lens of faith. Learn curiously, listen intentionally, and love unconditionally.
  • How the life of Jesus and his teaching applies to modern-day challenges in a fresh way. The "biblical" stand may not be what we've been taught.

Jesus never asked his followers to agree on everything. But he did call his followers to obey a new command: to love others in the same way he has loved us. Instead of asserting our rights or fighting for power, we need to begin asking ourselves: What does love require of me?

©2022 Andy Stanley (P)2022 Zondervan

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  • Nana D
  • 11-05-22

Brave challenge for FOLLOWERS of Christ

Such a Brave challenge for Christians who are committed to allowing our faith to lead. I’m sure Pastor Stanley will face criticism from others, but didn’t Jesus find Himself in that position often?
May we show the world who Jesus is through our actions and responses.

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  • Vathanak Heang
  • 10-12-22

What a book!

It helps me fix my eyes upon Jesus. It is not about trying to win each other. It is about loving and caring. What if people stop speaking at each other, but to each other?
I enjoyed listen to it all the way.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-12-22

A must read, mind altering book

I love how Pastor Stanley breaks down our relational problems in America into a simple solution.

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  • Brian Irvin
  • 02-12-22

Great perspective!

I really enjoyed this book. Many great points on where the church (speaking of people, not the organization) needs to refocus on our mission.

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  • Ben Anderson
  • 03-11-22

An excellent book for all to read!

Pastor Stanley has again written, an amazing book. I would highly recommend this book to anyone of faith. It’s a stark reminder that too often we have our priorities miss-ordered. Thank you for writing this book.

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  • Pamela R. Ingold
  • 12-01-23

Unity

Every believer needs to not only read, but we all need to put into practice Andy’s challenge. Thanks for reminding me!

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  • CaliFunYa
  • 30-12-22

Sounds angry!

The caustic harshness of the narration is so loud… I can’t hear a word that is said. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to listen to more than around 15 minutes of this book. It is unfortunate because I found some of his statements interesting and possibly insightful. I was curious to hear more, but just couldn’t bear with the narrative style.

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  • Prime Minister
  • 20-12-22

Finally, a pastor who follows Jesus!

If it's your heart's desire to follow Jesus, you need this message. Andy Stanley's heart to bring the gospel to all nations and to all mankind the way Jesus intended it is clear. This is how the good news will increase the kingdom of God in our midst.

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  • John A.
  • 18-12-22

Phenomenal

Every Christian should listen to this book. 10/10, so inspired by Andy’s wisdom in this book.

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  • Gordon
  • 18-12-22

Whether You’re a Christian or Not

We must read or listen to Andy’s presentation of the Way Jesus expects, showed, and commands us to see, listen, feel and act towards our fellow man, woman, and child. Jesus was not in it to win it against Roman or the Pharisees, He came to show God’s love for each and everyone of us and illustrate to us the Way that humanity should live this life and prepare for our life after. Andy reminds us of the Truth and at the same time created controversies within and outside the Church. What we need to consider for ourselves is how we will respond to the Truth Jesus revealed and Andy reiterates for us.