The World Is Not Ours to Save
Finding the Freedom to Do Good
by Tyler Wigg-Stevenson
"Brilliant, biblical and immensely important."
—Ron Sider, founder of Evangelicals for Social Action and author of Christians in an Age of Hunger
"We want to save the world, but liking Facebook pages only goes so far." Read more about Tyler Wigg-Stevenson and his new book, The World Is Not Ours To Save.
"Will zealous young Christians who are sold out for Christ eventually age out of faith-based activism for the safety of a 'churchianity' that fits better with the demands of kids and family?"
"Tyler corrects some of the errors of activism and challenges the assumptions of belief-only Christianity." Read what Shane Claiborne and other activists and authors are saying about the new book.
I wrote this book to map the practical and spiritual pitfalls that dot today's landscape, and to cast an alternate vision for establishing a deep connection between an activist spirituality and the heart of a lifelong faith.
Founded and directed by Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, the Two Futures Project (2FP) is a movement of American Christians for the abolition of all nuclear weapons. Learn more here.
"I think there are two competing logics or spirits at work in any activism - in any do-gooding, really. One is control, and one is faithful service."
It is a challenge for high-strung activists who come from privilege to acknowledge our limits and learn to lean on the Lord.
This is a call for realism, sanity, and trusting in God for the final outcome-from a true, dyed-in-the-wool Christian activist.
The greatest contribution of this book is that it offers a theological corrective to cause fatigue. We should be engaged in God's work, but ultimately it is God who transforms and not us.
A wise book with excellent advice for those who are worn slick from trying to do God's job of saving the world rather than focusing on simply doing their part.
I recommend this work, especially and specifically for "cause-oriented" young Christians who want to change the world. Have the humility to learn from someone who has been there -- Tyler is one of them.
It is a mysterious kind of gift to be told that you can not do everything.