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The World Is Not Ours to Save

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

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

"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.

Read an Excerpt

Read an Excerpt

Tyler Wigg-Stevenson

"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?"

What People Are Saying

What People Are Saying

"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.

Beyond Activism Innocence: A Q&A with Tyler Wigg-Stevenson

Beyond Activism Innocence: A Q&A with Tyler Wigg-Stevenson

Timothy Dalrymple

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.

Two Futures Project

Two Futures Project

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.

If It Isn't Costly, It's Not Commitment: Part 2 of our Author Q&A

If It Isn't Costly, It's Not Commitment: Part 2 of our Author Q&A

Timothy Dalrymple

"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."

Book Club Roundtable

The Trouble with Earthly Cities

The Trouble with Earthly Cities

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

It is a challenge for high-strung activists who come from privilege to acknowledge our limits and learn to lean on the Lord.

Relax, People:

Relax, People: "The World is Not Ours To Save"

Kyle Roberts

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 World is not Ours to Save ... Whew!

The World is not Ours to Save ... Whew!

Chris Smith

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.

Our Place in the Order of Creation

Our Place in the Order of Creation

Rebecca Hamilton

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. 

Balm for the Burn-Out

Balm for the Burn-Out

Frank Viola

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.

The Gift of Boundaries

The Gift of Boundaries

Timshel Matheny

It is a mysterious kind of gift to be told that you can not do everything.

Tyler Wigg-Stevenson on The World Is Not Ours To Save

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