Why This Outrageous Book? This book is about outrage. Our world seems awash in anger, division, and hostility. We need to decide how to respond. This is indeed our moment to learn how to live like Christ amid the shouting, anger, and hatred.
To be sure, there is a lot in this world that is outrage inducing–terrorism, sex trafficking and exploitation, systemic racism, the opioid crisis . . . the list goes on.
But this is part of the problem. How do we know when righteous anger has made the turn into unbridled outrage? These questions do not have easy answers.
That’s why I wrote this book: to help Christians think through the unique challenges of this age. I’m encouraged because I’ve witnessed so many Christians bringing their best to build the Kingdom of God.
The age of outrage cannot–and will not–distract us from what is true.
Ed Stetzer holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism and is the dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership at Wheaton College, where he also serves as executive director of the Billy Graham Center. Stetzer has two earned doctorates and two master’s degrees, and has written or cowritten more than a dozen books and hundreds of articles. He is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, the cohost forBreakPoint This Week, and the general editor of The Gospel Project, a Bible study curriculum used by more than one million people each week.