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  • Prepare: Living Your Faith in an Increasingly Hostile Culture

Prepare: Living Your Faith in an Increasingly Hostile Culture

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The tipping point has been reached . . . What now?

Marriage: redefined. Religious freedoms: eroding. The church: marginalized. How should we respond?

It's time to prepare—prepare for a future none of us could have imagined just a few years ago. Paul Nyquist will help you understand and live faithfully in this new America, which is declining further and further into secularism and immorality, and so growing increasingly hostile toward Christianity. You'll find answers to questions like:

  • Are we really "persecuted"?
  • What does the Bible say about persecution?
  • How should I then live?

Prepare: Living Your Faith in an Increasingly Hostile Culture will set forth a biblical, theological, and practical approach to navigating the challenging days ahead and a reason for hope and optimism: the power of the gospel and the possibility of societal transformation.

About the Author

J-Paul Nyquist
DR. PAUL NYQUIST was the 9th president of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago—a higher education and media ministry founded by evangelist D. L. Moody in 1886. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies and received a Th.M. and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books including Prepare: Living Your Faith in an Increasingly Hostile Culture.


This is a terrifying, edifying, hopeful, and practical book for all followers of Christ. Just read the introduction and you'll know why.
Patrick Lencioni
New York Times bestselling author

This book is realistic, clear, biblical, and challenging. I earnestly believe that this is the book for us in this generation as we face an increasingly hostile culture that seeks to silence the Christian voice. Dr. Nyquist helps us face our foreboding future with optimism, reminding us that biblically and historically the church has always been the object of persecution by the world. I heartily recommend this book to all within the body of Christ who feel a sense of despair over the fate of our nation and the increasing attacks on religious liberty. We urgently need to Prepare for the days ahead. This book shows us the way.

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
The Moody Church, Chicago

Luther once remarked that we should not be startled by persecution but strengthened by it. We must always remember that the Christian church was birthed in the context of persecution and that the Scriptures themselves teach that believers in Christ will be persecuted. In fact, the theme of suffering is interwoven in every book and text. A theology of persecution is enormously important for believers in the Lord Jesus if they are to walk faithfully in obedience to Him. I am thankful Paul Nyquist is addressing this topic—a topic that demands careful biblical and theological reflection.

Dr. Albert Mohler
President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

In just a few short years, our culture's view on Christian principles and biblical morality has shifted from indifference and skepticism to outright opposition and hostility. Paul Nyquist offers a practical, hope-filled primer to help believers persevere and shine the light of Christ in the darkness.

Jim Daly
President, Focus on the Family

The question of persecution of Christians in America is not if but when—and most believers in this country are not ready. Dr. Nyquist offers a biblical wakeup call on how to respond with both truth and compassion. His urgent message is clear: the time to prepare for the howling winds of persecution is now.

Janet Parshall
Radio Host, In the Market with Janet Parshall

 As Christian persecution grows in the United States, Christ's people must be prepared to shine His light into the darkness of hatred and spiritual warfare. Dr. J. Paul Nyquist gives urgent, biblical insight for Christians living in a hostile culture. Prepare is a must-read for Christian leaders and thinkers.

John S. Dickerson
Author of The Great Evangelical Recession

There are parts of the Bible skipped over by many of us who regularly read the Word of God—including the topics of suffering and persecution. Dr. Paul Nyquist leads us to those hard parts and helps us hear what God has to say.

Dr. Leith Anderson
President, National Association of Evangelicals

A must-read book for every citizen! Dr. Nyquist masterfully outlines the problems in our nation, biblically explains the principles, and eloquently lays out the plan that future generations are counting on us to accomplish. Dr. Nyquist implores the church to take the right stand, the right way, and with a right spirit. This book is the biblically balanced response to the tidal wave of change sweeping our nation. We all need to be prepared!

vid C. Gibbs iii
President and General Counsel of the National Center for Life and Liberty Host of Moody Radio's Law Talk Live

Paul Nyquist is truly a "Son of Issachar" for the church today—a man raised up by God who understands the times, and through his outstanding book Prepare has given us knowledge as to what we are to do! Prepare is a must-read! A book for now—profound, practical, and truly preparatory for the difficult days ahead. I am recommending it everywhere I speak. Every believer ought to study this book!

Kay Arthur
Cofounder of Precept Ministries Int'l., Author and Speaker

As the powerful winds of cultural change blow across our country, God's people need to be anchored firmly to God's Word. Prepare provides the biblical principles and encouragement we need to live righteous lives in unrighteous times.

Josh D. McDowell
Author and Speaker

The great church father Tertullian once said, "The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church." The same is no less true today. Whether persecution costs believers their livelihoods or their very lives, Dr. Nyquist has provided something very important for God's people in his warning, encouragement, and sage advice.

Dr. Glenn T. Stanton
Director of Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family Author of The Family Project and Loving My (LGBT) Neighbor

Dr. Paul Nyquist gives a clarion call reminding us that more persecution is coming and exhorts Christians to respond with compassion, not anger. Nyquist's message is important for anyone who desires to make an impact for the gospel in this twenty-first century.

Dr. Christopher Yuan
Author and Speaker


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Product Details

ISBN: 978-0-8024-1256-0
Publish Date: February 2015
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Format: Paperback