“Contending is not an add-on to living the Christian life. It is not some distinct function or special mode. It’s just being serious about our faith.” That’s how I describe the task of contending for the faith in my recent book, Contend: Defending the Faith in a Fallen World.
This book isn’t the typical apologetics book, offering readers answers to common questions about the faith. Instead, it’s a call to see contending as an act of mercy toward those who doubt and those who have been deceived—to see contending not as a separate discipline, but as a natural outworking of our Christian faith.
For more on the book, here’s a look at the trailer:
Praise for Contend:
“Contend, by one of evangelicalism’s most promising young writers and thinkers, is exactly the kind of book the church needs in our moment.… Armstrong’s gospel-saturated writing, coupled with deeply instructive practical examples, will equip the church to be as bold as a lion, and to roar as Luther, Calvin, Spurgeon and Machen before us.”—Owen Strachan, Assistant Professor of Christian Theology and Church History, Boyce College
“At a time of great theological confusion and emotional calls to content-less “unity,” a time of politically-correct “can’t-we-all-get-alongism,” here is a balanced and passionate appeal especially to young believers from a young author, Aaron Armstrong, to take seriously their commitment to Jesus in all areas of life…”—Dr. Peter Jones, Executive Director, truthXchange
“Contend is a fine combination of concise biblical exposition, down-to-earth examples, contemporary illustrations, and challenging practical application.… It’s not only an ideal book for discipling a new believer, but also for shaking the more mature out of dangerous complacency and passivity.”—David P. Murray, Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary