Written by Freedom2Care Director Jonathan Imbody, Faith Steps encourages and equips people of faith to winsomely engage friends and the culture on vital issues--not as partisans but as ambassadors. On issues such as marriage and sexuality, religious freedom, abortion, assisted suicide, stem cell research and human trafficking, we can communicate life-honoring and moral perspectives to secular audiences by appealing to self-interest, outlining the harms and benefits of choices. Comes with study guide to use with groups or for individual study.
Love Thy Body - Nancy Pearcey
Bestselling author and former agnostic Nancy Pearcey goes beyond politically correct slogans with a riveting exposé of the dehumanizing worldview that shapes current watershed moral issues. Pearcey then turns the tables on the media template that portrays Christianity as hateful. She makes a persuasive case that Christianity is holistic, sustaining the dignity of the body and biology. She engages readers with compassionate stories of people wrestling with hard questions in their own lives--their pain, their struggles and triumphs.
Democracy in America - Alexis de Toqueville
In this classic, Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59) writes from a foreigner's perspective on what made America great. This book that de Tocqueville wrote upon his return to France of his research in the United States is considered one of the most insightful treatises on democracy in America.
Conscience and its Enemies - Robert P. George
Professor George explodes the myth that the secular elite is the voice of reason. Conscience and Its Enemies reveals the bankruptcy of secular orthodoxy while presenting powerfully reasoned arguments for classical virtues. In defending what James Madison called the “sacred rights of conscience,” George grapples with today’s most controversial issues: same-sex marriage, abortion, transgenderism, genetic manipulation, euthanasia and assisted suicide, religion in politics, judicial activism, and more.
Pro-life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments - Randy Alcorn
As politicians, citizens, and families continue the raging national debate on the value of human life in the womb, resources like Randy Alcorn's Pro-life Answers to Pro-choice Arguments have proven invaluable. With over 75,000 copies in print, this revised and updated guide offers timely information and inspiration from a sanctity of life perspective. Real answers to real questions about abortion appear in logical and concise form. The final chapter -- "Fifty Ways to Help Unborn Babies and Their Mothers"-- is worth the price of this book alone.
The Coddling of the American Mind - Lukianoff and Haidt
Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen? First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people.