The Fires of Discontent

The Fires of Discontent
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Genre: Culture
Publisher: The 3rd Choice Publishers
Publication Year: 2016, 2017
Length: 98 pages
ASIN: 1534887261
ISBN: 9781534887268

Americans, and especially the younger generations, are turning away from Christianity in record numbers. If the attrition rate continues at its current rate, the Church will notice crippling declines in the all-too-near future. The fires of discontent of those falling away from the Christian faith are sometimes angry, hostile and vindictive, but at other times merely apathetic and confused. But all of them are disenchanted. The Fires of Discontent examines ten paradigms that illustrate the state of our culture, reveals the heat of unbelief in America, and suggests ways the Church can bring the Water of Life to bear on the burning unrest in our country.

The second section examines the self-contradictory philosophy of our day, Postmodernism. In addition to looking at the characteristics of the era, we examine how we got to this point, and where we can go from here.

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About the Book
About the Author
Jim Walton

Jim Walton is a career youth pastor, having served on church staff in that capacity for 35 years. In addition to serving as youth pastor, as is common on many church staffs he also served as Director of Christian Education, Choir Director, Assistant Pastor, interim pastor, Worship Leader, and Pastor of Family Ministries.

Jim got his B.A. degree (with honors) in Christian Education from Wheaton College, and an M.A. (with honors) in Christian Ministry from Wheaton Graduate School. He has written four books, has been published dozens of times in magazines and journals, and has given seminars at the national level (Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Convention), at colleges, many New York State Sunday School Conventions, Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conferences, churches, events, and he participates in discussion forums. He has spoken at more than 100 retreats, has led both domestic and foreign missions trips, and has trained pastors in the United States and abroad.

He is currently the founder and director of “The 3rd Choice” (, an evangelistic, apologetics, and discipling online ministry—reclaiming people with the truth of Christ. The 3rd Choice’s goal is to use the Internet to reach out to the people who want to dialogue, whether you are a Christian or skeptic, professor or student, scientist, atheist, doubter or disciple. The website presents a safe and anonymous Internet environment to dialogue about spiritual topics. He also trains churches to understand the changes needed to keep people in the faith, providing resources for Christians through speaking, Bible commentary and training workshops.