Playing God by Andy Crouch audiobook

Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power

By Andy Crouch
Read by David Cochran Heath

InterVarsity Press 9780830837656
10.63 Hours 1
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With Playing God, Andy Crouch opens the subject of power, elucidating its subtle activity in our relationships and institutions. He gives us much more than a warning against abuse, though. Turning the notion of "playing God" on its head, Crouch celebrates power as the gift by which we join in God's creative, redeeming work in the world. An essential book for all who would influence their world for the good.

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With Playing God, Andy Crouch opens the subject of power, elucidating its subtle activity in our relationships and institutions. He gives us much more than a warning against abuse, though. Turning the notion of "playing God" on its head, Crouch celebrates power as the gift by which we join in God's creative, redeeming work in the world. An essential book for all who would influence their world for the good.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“How are power and idolatry related? What can we learn from powerful people in our business culture like Steve Jobs? How can a Christian in power be a good steward and use it to help solve injustice in the world? These are just a few of the questions that readers will ponder from Crouch’s deeply layered study.” Publishers Weekly
“A good book prompts you to ask questions you wouldn’t have otherwise. A great book embeds some of those in your gut so that you can’t shake them for a while. On that score, Playing God is a great book. It provoked nagging questions I haven’t been able to shake (or answer!)…Playing God’s proclamation of the good news about power is crucial and timely—an antidote to both our penchant to seize power exclusively as well as our allergy to assume responsibility.” Comment magazine
Playing God is an excellent resource for pastors who are afraid to use the power at their disposal. Crouch contrasts God-given power that brings light, hope, and goodness to the world with a different kind of authority: that which corrupts and can be abused.” Outreach magazine
“Perhaps no question with such urgent life-and-death consequences is more poorly understood among Christians in our era than the stewardship of power; but gloriously, in Playing God, Andy Crouch provides the clarity we need in this once-in-a-generation work of sweeping theological and sociological depth. It is fresh, rigorous, profoundly helpful, and a delight to read.” Gary A. Haugen, president and CEO, International Justice Mission

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Author Bio: Andy Crouch

Author Bio: Andy Crouch

Andy Crouch, MDiv, is editorial director of the Christian Vision Project at Christianity Today International. He served as executive producer for the documentary films Where Faith and Culture Meet and Round Trip. He also sits on the editorial board of Books and Culture and has been a columnist for Christianity Today. His writing has appeared in several editions of The Best Christian Writing and The Best Spiritual Writing. He was editor-in-chief of Re:generation Quarterly and for ten years served as a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvard University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 10.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English