ERADICATE: Blotting Out God in America: Understanding, Combatting, and Overcoming the Anti-Christian Agenda, Apathy in the Church, and the Decline of Morality in Culture
By: David Fiorazo
From the Publisher:
Eradicate identifies two major problems causing the spiritual and moral decline in our country: the secular agenda to blot out God, and the apathy of Christians. This book will expose the anti-Christian movements in America and give you a thorough understanding of the foundational battle for truth. With 78% of Americans claiming to be Christians, how did it get to the point where Christianity is having less of an influence on our culture than culture is having on Christianity? Too many believers have conformed to our culture and we’re now suffering the consequences as a nation.
and there are a lot of them. I actually took pages and pages of notes on this book. I was in total awe of what I thought I knew, but didn’t really know much about it at all. I am not one of those “everything is wonderful” Olsteen kinda Christians. I live in the reality that things are not right with America AND our Christian faith. If you are one of those “watered down, sleeping” kinda Christian, then you will probably want to throw this book in the trash when in reality, your the kinda Christian that needs this book the most. Ok, so I got that off my chest.
This book is one of those you will want to keep on your bookshelf for reference because it not only covers a lot of topics, it gives many details, examples, and quotes. It might even be something you can require your high school child to read if they are up to the challenge, its a thick book @360 something pages.
I will try to sum all those notes up in short as not to bore you with a lengthy review/opinion of this book, which would deserve a along review if I were that kinda girl.
The book is well written and hard hitting. It is easy to read and keeps you captivated. The book may help you answer the question “Who are your kids role models?”. I know I am in a constant battle over what music our family listens to, especially the girls. They like old 70-80’s rock, the stuff I grew up listening to. I can see now that I didn’t have a clue what they were singing about, but I do now. I am stricter than my husband on music but he is coming around.
One of the quotes in the book is from Marylin Manson
“Raise your kids better or I’ll be raising them for you.”
Do you ever get the feeling that something isn’t right, didn’t sound right, and you just couldn’t put your finger on it? This book will help with that also. You know someone said something on TV and God’s Holy Spirit tells you its not right. Do you ignore it or go to God in prayer about it?
How about some of the famous preachers, evangelists, and so on. Are they teaching truth or a watered down version of the gospel that fits what they want to accomplish (like justifying their own actions, selling us garbage for a donation that only makes their pockets fatter, etc.)
Some of the subjects you will read about are Sarah Palin, Joel Olsteen, Rick Warren, Acorn, Islam, Liberals, Abortion, the Media, Environmentalism, Dr.Oz, etc. The list goes on.
I did wish to see a chapter on homeschooling, freedoms, public school education, etc. These were touch upon in other chapters so they were not ignored.
Some questions I often wonder is why do we learn things about people, musicians, hollywood, etc. but continue to watch them, listen to them, give money to them, shop at establishments that are anti-christian, anti-moral values, etc. Maybe this book will help you see the truth and change your habits.
Do you want to keep sitting on the sidelines in Lala Land? I don’t. This book has renewed my passion for some things and its time I started getting proactive in my beliefs again.
I love the authors use of “Cotton Candy Christianity”. That really sums up our churches today.
We know from Revelation that the “stuff” is about to hit the fan, but this book shows you its already hitting and he brings the “stuff” to prove it. He didn’t make this stuff up, its well documented all over the internet, magazines, books, all kinds of places you can find this information out. He is not the only one sharing but it could be the only book you read about these topics.
You should give a copy of this book to your “sleeping Christian friends” and who ever you think needs this book. Don’t forget to get a copy for your own reference book shelf. Go ahead and get one for your pastor, I might just do that though I know my pastor would agree with a lot of stuff in this book because he is one of the few who preaches truth and what is going on in our churches, America, and the world.
“Only you can prevent soul pollution!”
You really have to read this book 🙂 It is at the top of my favorites now, in the top 3.