Living in the presence of the futurePaperback Roy McCloughry
Should we live for today, and let the future take care of itself? Is everything just chance? Or is the future a land of opportunity, full of possibilities if only we knew how to grasp them? Do we have a future at all?(more...)
Should we live for today, and let the future take care of itself? Is everything just chance? Or is the future a land of opportunity, full of possibilities if only we knew how to grasp them? Do we have a future at all?
The rapid pace of change in our society can sometimes leave us reeling. Globalisation, technological advancements, changes in the roles of men and women, changing perceptions of morality and truth, nothing seems to stay the same. Often we try not to think about the future at all.
Roy McCloughry reminds us that how we face the future, as individuals and as a society, will influence how we live today. God is not surprised by the future, by change in the way that we are. But in order to see it with his eyes, we need to recognise that a christian view of future is rooted in an event in history, in the resurrection itself.
This broad-ranging and hopeful book does not seek to predict the future, so much as to understand it in the light of our Christian hope.
"One of the most interesting aspects ... Is the inclusion of facts and statistics I haven't come across anywhere else. He also includes wise Christian insights into the trends he describes: how information is not the same as wisdom, and how prayer is different from both technology and magic." Christian Herald
"I'm not someone who normally underlines things in books but there was black biro everywhere.This is a good, thoughtful read. So good, I wish it had been written for and released to, the mainstream market." Simon Hall, Christianity & Renewal
Extent: 192 pages
Publication Date: 20/07/2001
Published by: IVP
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