Moody Publishers’ Title Prepare Featured in WORLD Newsgroup
Books of the Year Issue
Each year WORLD Newsgroup appoints a book review team to choose titles they consider as ones that should be “chewed and digested.” This year the committee of reviewers chose Prepare: Living Your Faith in an Increasingly Hostile Culture (Moody Publishers 2015) by Paul Nyquist, president of Moody Global Ministries, as Runner-Up in the Current Events/Public Affairs category. The list of chosen titles will be featured in the Books of the Year issue on June 27th just prior to the 2015 International Christian Retail Show in Orlando, Florida.
Marvin Olasky, editor in chief of WORLD Newsgroup, stated “We—our committee of five WORLD writers—throughout the year looked for books that tempt us to delay writing projects: ‘Couldn’t put it down,’ one committee member wrote about our novel of the year. Good books are exciting to read. We look for books that are thoughtful and capable of planting among our readers new ideas consistent with what the Bible teaches.” Numerous books were reviewed for four categories and 14 were chosen (four as winners, and ten as runner-ups). More about the full story can be found here.
The reviewer Edward Lee Pitts states this about Prepare,“’American Christians haven’t had to sacrifice much.’ That’s the opening argument J. Paul Nyquist makes in his book Prepare: Living Your Faith in an Increasingly Hostile Culture (Moody). But then comes the warning: ‘The nation’s culture war is over, Christians have lost, and persecution is on its way: Christians are being ordered to leave the room and take their Bible talk with them.’” Pitts continued in his review by saying, “Nyquist predicts more hostility, rejection, and marginalization as religious liberty protections continue to fray. He not only gives numerous examples but contextualizes them with his sense that America is a modern retelling of the book of Judges where ‘everyone is doing what is right in their own eyes.’ That the spiritual climate has shifted is no surprise to WORLD readers.” Pitts summarizes his review by stating, “Prepare opens with a dose of reality, transforms into a pep talk, and ends with a message of hope. Nyquist reminds us we are not alone.”
Dr. Paul Nyquist serves as president of Moody Global Ministries. Nyquist has a Master of Theology degree and a PhD in systematic theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. With his theological training, pastoral heart, and more than 30 years of ministry leadership and pastoral experience, Nyquist is leading Moody’s education and media ministries across the globe, cultures and generations to equip people with the truth of God’s Word. He is also the author of The Post-Church Christian. He and his wife, Cheryl, have been married for more than 30 years and have four children and four grandchildren.
The vision of Moody Publishers is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and a biblical worldview in such creative and powerful ways that individuals worldwide will live in increasing measure as His fully-devoted followers. For more information about Moody Publishers visit www.moodypublishers.com.