Restless Faith

Holding Evangelical Beliefs in a World of Contested Labels

by RICHARD MOUW (Author)Richard J. Mouw (Author)
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Is the Label "Evangelical" Worth Keeping?

Richard Mouw, one of the most influential evangelical voices in America, chronicles what it has meant for him to spend the past half century as a "restless evangelical"--a way of maintaining his identity in an age when many claim the label "evangelical" is no longer viable.

"I'm tempted to say that Richard Mouw is the wisest evangelical alive. Here is an outline of evangelical faith that can weather the turmoil of our times--and flourish."
--Mark Galli, editor in chief, Christianity Today

"In Restless Faith, Richard Mouw stakes out a thoughtful defense of evangelicalism as a spiritual and even intellectual tradition. Always compassionate, Mouw's voice is a vital corrective to the invective that distinguishes some prominent evangelicals. You don't need to be religious yourself to appreciate his earnest pursuit of truth and meaning in our divisive age."
--Sarah Jones, staff writer for New York magazine

"Rich Mouw has contributed much wisdom to Christian faith and life over many decades. This wonderful book continues that gift. With characteristic honesty, humility, and hope, Mouw acknowledges the restlessness of his own evangelical identity but then points a way forward to a generous and faithful expression of that identity. For other restless believers, this book contains needed ingredients: some correction, some coaxing, and plenty of celebration for God's good gifts."
--Leanne Van Dyk, Columbia Theological Seminary

"Restless Faith challenges us to consider how we understand our faith and helps us make sense of what it means to be a Christian in today's world. This is a needed resource, especially for those engaged in college and seminary education."
--Deana Porterfield, Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary



Richard J. Mouw, Author

Richard J. Mouw (PhD, University of Chicago), a renowned author and a widely traveled speaker, is professor of faith and public life at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, where he served as president for twenty years. He previously taught at Calvin University and the Free University in Amsterdam. Mouw has written numerous books, including Adventures in Evangelical Civility, Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World, He Shines in All That's Fair: Culture and Common Grace, and Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport. He was awarded the Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life by Princeton Theological Seminary.

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