The Sermon on the Mount in Our Secular Age (Paperback)
"With his characteristic balance, which avoids the common pitfalls of spiritually anemic superficiality or spiritually oppressive moralism, Doug Webster reclaims the Sermon on the Mount as the key to a robust, grace-centered life in Christ. Through a trenchant analysis of the unique features and cross pressures of our secular age, Webster reveals why this is still the best sermon ever preached. Webster's guide to the Jesus way is necessary for every follower of Christ today. I highly recommend it." --Jason Harris, Central Presbyterian Church, Manhattan, New York
"I've read many commentaries on the Sermon on the Mount with great benefit, but none of them have related Jesus' classic message to the twenty-first century like Douglas Webster's short overview. With references to Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Newbigin, Taylor, Hunter, and many others, Doug shows us, at a deep level, how radical this sermon really is. After you read this and think about it, you'll want to ask God to help you be an authentic follower of Jesus in our age." --Sandy Willson, pastor emeritus, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis
Douglas D. Webster (PhD, University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto) is professor of pastoral theology and Christian preaching at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. He was the senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church of San Diego (1993-2007) and has taught at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Canada, and served churches in Toronto, Bloomington, Indiana, and Denver, Colorado.