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Counter Culture

Welcome to the front lines.

Everywhere we turn, battle lines are being drawn—traditional marriage vs. gay marriage, pro-life vs. pro-choice, personal freedom vs. governmental protection. Seemingly overnight, culture has shifted to the point where right and wrong are no longer measured by universal truth but by popular opinion. And as difficult conversations about homosexuality, abortion, and religious liberty continue to inject themselves into our workplaces, our churches, our schools, and our homes, Christians everywhere are asking the same question: How are we supposed to respond to all this?

In Counter Culture, New York Times bestselling author David Platt shows Christians how to actively take a stand on such issues as poverty, sex trafficking, marriage, abortion, racism, and religious liberty—and challenges us to become passionate, unwavering voices for Christ. Drawing on compelling personal accounts from around the world, Platt presents an unapologetic yet winsome call for Christians to faithfully follow Christ into the cultural battlefield in ways that will prove both costly and rewarding.

The lines have been drawn. The moment has come for Christians to rise up and deliver a gospel message that’s more radical than even the most controversial issues of our day.

Chapter Resources

Below you will find resources to accompany Counter Culture. We hope more than anything that reading this book simply points you to the Word of God, and these resources are provided to assist you in that journey.

Chapter 2 – Where Rich and Poor Collide: The Gospel and Poverty

Chapter 3 – Modern Holocaust: The Gospel and Abortion

Chapter 4 – The Lonely in Families: The Gospel and Orphans and Widows

Chapter 5 – A War on Women: The Gospel and Sex Slavery

Chapter 6 – A Profound Mystery: The Gospel and Marriage

Chapter 7 – The Body for the Lord and the Lord for the Body: The Gospel and Sexual Morality

Chapter 8 – Unity in Diversity: The Gospel and Ethnicity

Chapter 9 – Privatized Faith Is Practically Impossible: The Gospel and Religious Liberty

Chapter 10 – Conclusion: The Gospel and the Unreached

Ministry Partners



Orphans & Widows

Sex Slavery


Sex Slavery

Race & Ethnicity

Religious Liberty



That means that the people with the most urgent spiritual and physical needs on the planet are receiving the least amount of support. Together we can change that!