Deceiving Winds: Christians Navigating the Storms of Mysticism, Leadership Struggles & Sensational Worship
Is the church adapting to remain relevant to our culture today, or are we simply repeating the same abuses of worship found in the first century?
Travel back in time to ancient Ephesus, where Paul’s letters to the Christians there will help us to see the parallels between our time now and the first century.
Bruce Morton applies insights from historical research to many of today’s most discussed topics, such as postmodernism and the reality of evil, the lure of sensational worship, our view of Christ and His church, and the role of women. Also includes questions for class study and discussion.
In a time when much of the New Testament is being dismissed as "just cultural," Bruce Morton challenges us to take another look at striking parallels between our times and those of the first century Ephesians. Morton applies the insights from his historical research to such contemporary topics as postmodernism, the emerging church, feminism, and congregational leadership.
— Bruce McLarty
Vice President of Spiritual Life
Bruce Morton has done our brotherhood a great service in writing Deceiving Winds. His research is thorough, his writing is plain, and his conclusions are convincing. His respect for Scripture is the hallmark of the book and every believer will benefit from a careful reading of it.
— Jay Lockhart
Benton Church of Christ
Bruce Morton's research and application of the pagan religious background...at Ephesus opens up the purpose for Paul’s emphasis on specific themes in Ephesians and 1 and 2 Timothy. A masterpiece of Scripture exposition and application.
— Edward C. Wharton
Sunset International Bible Institute
by Bruce Morton
Publisher: 21st Century Christian
Size: 6 x 9