Today’s message of cultural acceptance is dangerously distorted and deceptive. In a world that shouts: “If you truly care about other people, you must agree that their beliefs, values, lifestyle, and truth claims are equal and as valid as yours!” it’s no wonder our youth are confused. The Beauty of Intolerance—brand-new from Josh McDowell with son Sean McDowell—cuts through the confusion and points you back to the place where the only truth resides. . .Jesus Christ. Tied directly to the Heroic Truth initiative launched by the Josh McDowell Ministry, McDowell will share how a biblical view of truth can counter cultural tolerance and encourage a love and acceptance of others apart from their actions with a heart of Christlike compassion.
About the Author
Josh McDowell has been at the forefront of cultural trends and groundbreaking ministry for over five decades. He shares the essentials of the Christian faith in everyday language so that youth, families, churches, leaders, and individuals of all ages are prepared for the life of faith and the work of the ministry. This includes leveraging resources based on years of experiences, new technologies, and strategic partnerships. Since 1961, Josh has delivered more than 27,000 talks to over 25,000,000 people in 125 countries. He is the author or coauthor of 142 books, including More Than a Carpenter and New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, recognized by World Magazine as one of the top 40 books of the twentieth century. Josh’s books are available in over 100 different languages. Josh and his wife,Dottie, are quick to acknowledge that after their love for the Lord, family is their greatest joy and top priority. They have been married for 46 years and have four wonderful children and ten beloved grandchildren. For more information, please visit www.josh.org.
Sean McDowell, PhD, is an assistant professor at Biola University in the MA Christian apologetics program. He is also a bestselling author of over fifteen books. Sean is an internationally recognized speaker for conferences, universities, schools, and churches. He and his wife Stephanie and their three kids live in Southern California.
“Here’s a timely message—clearly presented, creatively explained, effectively argued, and lovingly offered as an antidote to the confusion so many people feel about this vital topic.”
—bestselling author Lee Strobel, professor at Houston Baptist University
“There is incredible confusion over the nature of tolerance. Should we be tolerant? Intolerant? The McDowells provide valuable insight, compelling stories, and practical steps for seeing through the cultural confusion so you can lovingly stand for truth.”
—David Limbaugh, lawyer and author of The Emmaus Code
“The Beauty of Intolerance is perhaps the most needed book in the library of lives around the world second only to the Bible. Unlike some teaching, preaching, and cults, all roads do not lead to heaven but actually to hell. We can coexist on Earth, but apart from the shed blood of Christ and repentance of sin, we will not coexist in heaven. Josh and Sean have penned a game-changer because they didn’t change the Word. Yes, intolerance is beautiful but misleading the masses is beyond ugly. May millions read this book and fall in love with The Book [Bible].”
—Frank Shelton, author, Washington, DC Field Rep, MY HOPE with Billy Graham & evangelist, Waldorf, MD
“Those who speak the truth in love will come to realize that truth trumps love as well as defines it. This book will help you to understand why.”
-Johnny Hunt, Pastor of First Baptist Woodstock
“If there’s a ‘hot button buzzword’ in our society, it’s tolerance. Josh and Sean McDowell have done an excellent job of showing how cultural tolerance differs from true tolerance. This book is filled with practical advice on how Christians can lovingly and winsomely express truth in an environment where so many oppose it.”
-Jim Daly, President–Focus on the Family
“Josh and Sean McDowell have given us an extremely timely and relevant, biblically sound work on the issue of tolerance, one of the most critical issues we face today. This book is a strategic read for all who wish to save the next generation from drowning in the sea of cultural relativity now engulfing them.”
—Dr. Tony Evans, Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
President, The Urban Alternative
“There are few more pressing challenges for Christians these days than to learn how to hold their convictions with an unabashed courage while remaining cheerful and gracious toward those around them. Sean and Josh McDowell have a lifetime of doing just that. This valuable book will help parents and young people practice the tolerance our society needs, rather than getting sucked into the false tolerance we cannot afford.”
—Matthew Lee Anderson, Founder and lead writer for MereOrthodoxy.com