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Best Counter Culture Books Everyone Should Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Counter Culture books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

Counter Culture: Following Christ in an Anti-Christian Age (2017)

 Best Counter Culture Books Everyone Should ReadWelcome 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.
Author(s): David Platt

Counter Culture: Student Edition (Member Book) (2015)

 Best Counter Culture Books Everyone Should ReadThis 6 session Bible study for students calls followers of Christ to a contrite, compassionate, and courageous response to the most controversial issues in our culture. #947,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #704 in Youth Christian Ministry #1580 in Jesus, the Gospels & Acts (Books) #2470 in Christian Discipleship (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?
Author(s): David Platt

Because We Are Called to Counter Culture: In a World of Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Persecution, Abortion, Orphans, and Pornography (Counter Culture Booklets) (2015)

 Best Counter Culture Books Everyone Should ReadPoverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Persecution, Abortion, Orphans, Pornography―how are we supposed to respond to all of this?In this companion piece to Counter Culture, David Platt provides Biblical support and practical action steps to help Christians take a courageous and compassionate stand on some of the most controversial issues of our time, and highlights dozens of ways individuals and churches can get involved at both the local and international level.The stage…
Author(s): David Platt

20 Youth Lessons to Counter Culture (2017)

 Best Counter Culture Books Everyone Should Read A few years back, the National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR) undertook a massive three-year study. The results were not pretty. The NSYR found that most American teens, even those claiming to be Christians, embraced a faith in "Moralistic Therapeutic Deism–a hodgepodge of banal, self-serving, feel good beliefs–that bears little resemblance to the historic teachings of Christianity." Sadly, it is not teenagers to blame for this, but churches.
Author(s): Mark J Musser

The Making of a Counter Culture: Reflections on the Technocratic Society and Its Youthful Opposition (1995)

 Best Counter Culture Books Everyone Should ReadWhen it was published twenty-five years ago, this book captured a huge audience of Vietnam War protesters, dropouts, and rebels―and their baffled elders. Theodore Roszak found common ground between 1960s student radicals and hippie dropouts in their mutual rejection of what he calls the technocracy―the regime of corporate and technological expertise that dominates industrial society.
Author(s): Theodore Roszak

The Architects of Rap: Poison in Our Culture (2003)

 Best Counter Culture Books Everyone Should ReadA controversial and politically incorrect look at the hip-hop culture and its negative effects on the African American community comprised of a very potent mixture of satirical cartoons, serious commentary, quotes, and statistics.
Author(s): Leslie Taha

Counter Culture – Student Leader Guide (2015)

 Best Counter Culture Books Everyone Should ReadNote: This book is a Student Leader Guide.The world is full of injustice and we are often quick to defend social issues that are popular such as serving the poor, orphaned, and enslaved. But there are other issues of morality shaping our culture that are more costly and unpopular for us to combat such as persecution, abortion, and same-sex marriage. The gospel compels us to stand firm on the truth of God’s Word and approach every issue with compassion and grace.
Author(s): David Platt

CounterCulture Marriage: Finding #happilyeverafter in a #marriagesucks world (2019)

 Best Counter Culture Books Everyone Should ReadWe see relationship clichés unfold on the big screen, binge-watch dramas of failing marriages on TV, read about all the latest hook-ups and break-ups in the tabloids, indulge in fantasy romances in best-selling novels, nod our heads in agreement as we scroll through all the insulting memes about husbands, wives and marriage on our social media feed and stand around the watercooler cracking jokes about how much marriage…
Author(s): Robert S Stella, Gloria E Stella, et al.

Counter Culture Scripture and Prayer Guide (2017)

 Best Counter Culture Books Everyone Should ReadWelcome 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.
Author(s): David Platt, Dave Burnette

Counter Culture (Bible Study Book): Radically Following Jesus with Conviction, Courage, and Compassion (2015)

 Best Counter Culture Books Everyone Should ReadCounter Culture Bible Study Book includes six sessions with DVD teaching outlines, small group discussion guides, applicable Scripture, individual study, and practical application.
Author(s): David Platt

A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Poverty (Counter Culture Booklets) (2015)

 Best Counter Culture Books Everyone Should ReadIn this companion piece to his bestselling book Counter Culture, David Platt offers sound Biblical support and practical action steps to help Christians take a courageous and compassionate stand against poverty.
Author(s): David Platt

A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Unreached People Groups (Counter Culture Booklets) (2015)

 Best Counter Culture Books Everyone Should ReadIn this companion piece to his bestselling book Counter Culture, David Platt offers sound Biblical support and practical action steps to help Christians take a courageous and compassionate stand for unreached people groups.
Author(s): David Platt

Alt. Culture: An A-To-Z Guide to the ’90S-Underground, Online, and Over-The-Counter (1995)

 Best Counter Culture Books Everyone Should ReadCovering nearly one thousand icons of alternative culture, an authoritative guide is arranged in an A-to-Z format that discusses everything from music and politics to drugs and technology. Original. $35,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Author(s): Nathaniel Wice, Steven Daly

Counterculture Through the Ages: From Abraham to Acid House (2005)

 Best Counter Culture Books Everyone Should ReadAs long as there has been culture, there has been counterculture. At times it moves deep below the surface of things, a stealth mode of being all but invisible to the dominant paradigm; at other times it’s in plain sight, challenging the status quo; and at still other times it erupts in a fiery burst of creative–or destructive–energy to change the world forever.
Author(s): Ken Goffman, Dan Joy

Best Counter Culture Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some counter culture books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Politics of Authenticity: Countercultures and Radical Movements across the Iron Curtain, 1968-1989

Author(s): Joachim C. Häberlen; Mark Keck-Szajbel; Kate Mahoney
ID: 2337232, Publisher: Berghahn Books, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Post-Fordist Cinema: Hollywood Auteurs and the Corporate Counterculture

Author(s): Jeff Menne
ID: 2370002, Publisher: Columbia University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf

The Marines, Counterinsurgency, and Strategic Culture: Lessons Learned and Lost in America’s Wars

Author(s): Jeannie L. Johnson
ID: 2441955, Publisher: Georgetown University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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