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Christianity Today Recognizes Professors’ Book “Winsome Persuasion”

January 9, 2018

Biola University professors Timothy Muehlhoff and Rick Langer received recognition for their recently published book, “Winsome Persuasion: Christian Influence in a Post-Christian World,” in Christianity Today’s 2018 Book Awards.

The book received an award of merit under the category Apologetics/Evangelism in the magazines awards, which are the publications picks for “the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.” In their book, Langer and Muehlhoff ask how Christians should interact with the dominant cultural ethos.

“Too many books simply make assumptions about secular modern culture and about the way that we need to respond,” said Holly Ordway, professor of English and apologetics faculty member, Houston Baptist University, in Christianity Today’s article. “Muehlhoff and Langer take the necessary step of analyzing the way that culture works, especially with regard to media and social issues, and their deft analysis generates significant insights. The authors apply orthodox Christian principles to hot-button issues without being shrill or partisan. In so doing, they model what the book strives to teach.”

Langer, who teaches biblical and theological studies and is the director of the office for the integration of faith and learning, and Muehlhoff, who teaches communication studies, present a compelling vision of public engagement aimed to be shrewd and gracious.

Read an interview published on Biola’s website with the authors where Muehlhoff and Langer share why they wrote “Winsome Persuasion” and a preview of the content within the book.

Purchase “Winsome Persuasion” online and at local book retailers.

For more information, contact Jenna Loumagne, manager of media relations, at (562) 777-4061 or jenna.loumagne@biola.edu.

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