For those of you who are like me and are eagerly awaiting the release of Michael Horton’s forthcoming book, Christless Christianity, Westminster Seminary California (where Dr. Horton teaches) is having a limited time pre-order sale of the book for $5 (plus $5 flat rate shipping). Click here to check it out. I have no idea how long this promotion is going on, so hurry!
Below is the description of the book. If it’s anything like Horton’s White Horse Inn broadcasts this year (themed around Christless Christianity), it will be easily worth the price tag.
Is it possible that we have left Christ out of Christianity? Is the faith and practice of American Christians today more American than Christian? These are the provocative questions Michael Horton addresses in this thoughtful, insightful book. He argues that while we invoke the name of Christ, too often Christ and the Christ-centered gospel are pushed aside. The result is a message and a faith that are, in Horton‘s words, “trivial, sentimental, affirming, and irrelevant.” This alternative “gospel” is a message of moralism, personal comfort, self-help, self-improvement, and individualistic religion. It trivializes God, making him a means to our selfish ends. Horton skillfully diagnoses the problem and points to the solution: a return to the unadulterated gospel of salvation.