Today, forces are working to strip the principles and precepts of the Christian faith from public venues and minimize their significance. Is it possible that the world has gone mad? Americans are under siege and the war is not from without; it is from within.
"The collapse of the Roman Empire occurred in a single generation and was not so much the result of invasions by their enemies but the result of moral decay and internal corruption," Dr. Michael Youssef writes in Hope for This Present Crisis. "Similar patterns are emerging in America. It is time to take back the traditional institutions that Americans have neglected or abandoned."
In Hope for This Present Crisis, Youssef provides a diagnosis of the insanity of the current culture and a seven-step prescription for restoring sanity to a world gone mad:
— Remember the Truth: Stand firm on the truth of the Gospel.
— Restore the Soul: Seek God's approval—not the approval of other people.
— Revitalize the Family: Guard your children from the horrors of the Internet.
— Reestablish the Classroom: Support conscientious, caring public school teachers.
— Respect our Freedoms: Know your rights.
— Reform our Society: Morally and spiritually purify yourself.
— Revive the Church: Demonstrate the forgiving love of Jesus at all times.
According to Youssef, "Forces are at work to strip the principles and precepts of faith from public venues or minimize their significance. Many progressive leaders are convinced that when Christianity disintegrates it will create peace on earth. But the loss of our heritage will merely create a spiritual vacuum that will be filled with folly, crammed with chaos or invaded by Islam. The reality is: Western civilization will become so decadent and reckless that America will collapse like a house of cards."
Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before coming to the United States and fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and Fuller Theological Seminary in California, with a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Emory University. He founded The Church of The Apostles, which was the launching pad for Leading The Way's international ministry. Youssef has authored more than 40 books, including popular titles like Jesus, Jihad and Peace and Saving Christianity?
Youssef is the host of the popular TV and radio broadcast Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, which airs more than 13,000 times every week across six continents in 26 languages—reaching audiences in nearly every major city in the world. His programs attract tens of millions of viewers weekly in the U.S. on major TV networks, including TBN, Daystar, Fox Business, Lifetime, GOD TV, CTN, NRB TV and more.
Equipped with a keen understanding of the Bible, the Middle East, sociological trends in the Western world and popular Christian worldview issues, Youssef is a sought-after voice whose expertise is regularly requested on both secular and Christian media, including Huckabee, Fox & Friends, Eric Metaxas, The Hugh Hewitt Show, The Christian Post, Fox News, Hannity, Glenn Beck, The 700 Club and more. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and 10 grandchildren.
Hope for This Present Crisis is published by FrontLine, an imprint of Charisma House.
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