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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?

1. 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. 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…
Author(s): David Platt

2. 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

3. 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 is set for the God of the universe to do the unthinkable, the unimaginable, the shocking,…
Author(s): David Platt

4. 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. Instead of filling teens with a counter- cultural mission that requires intentional living and sacrificial giving, far too many youth ministries offer teens what Kenda Dean calls a…
Author(s): Mark J Musser

5. 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. He traces the intellectual underpinnings of the two groups in the writings of Herbert Marcuse and Norman O. Brown, Allen Ginsberg and Paul Goodman. In a new introduction, Roszak reflects on the evolution of counter culture since…
Author(s): Theodore Roszak

6. 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. #3,541,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #32919 in Parenting (Books) #15445 in African American Demographic Studies (Books) #1134 in Rap Music (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Leslie Taha

7. 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. This video-enhanced Bible study will challenge students to fix their eyes on the glory of God and…
Author(s): David Platt

8. 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 sucks – and then we go home and wonder what happened to our happily ever after. If what we’re doing isn’t working, then it’s time to…
Author(s): Robert S Stella, Gloria E Stella, et al.

9. 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. 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: Let David Platt, in the Counter Culture Scripture and…
Author(s): David Platt, Dave Burnette

10. 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. The Bible is clear on a number of issues: Who God is—the holy, just, and gracious Creator of the universe Who we are—men and women created in the image of God for our good and for God’s glory Who Christ is and what He has done—His life, death, and resurrection What it means to follow Christ—to die to ourselves and to live in Him Why this matters for eternity—heaven and hell are at stake in our response…
Author(s): David Platt

11. 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. Drawing heavily on personal stories and Scripture, Platt encourages Christians to get involved and highlights a wide variety of ministries and organizations currently countering poverty that need your help.The stage is set for the God of the universe to do the unthinkable, the unimaginable, the shocking, and the scandalous. And He wants you to be a part of it. It’s time to take a stand for…
Author(s): David Platt

12. 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. Drawing heavily on personal stories and Scripture, Platt encourages Christians to get involved and highlights a wide variety of ministries and organizations currently involved with spreading the Good News to unreached people groups that need your help.The stage is set for the God of the universe to do the unthinkable, the unimaginable, the shocking, and the…
Author(s): David Platt

13. 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. #1,589,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #7190 in Internet & Social Media #4527 in Internet & Telecommunications #1436 in General Library & Information Sciences Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Nathaniel Wice, Steven Daly

14. 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. But until now the countercultural phenomenon has been one of history’s great blind spots. Individual countercultures have been explored, but never before has a book set out to demonstrate the recurring nature of counterculturalism across all…
Author(s): Ken Goffman, Dan Joy

Best Counter Culture Books Everyone Should Read

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

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

Post-Fordist Cinema: Hollywood Auteurs and the Corporate Counterculture

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

The Latin American (Counter-) Road Movie and Ambivalent Modernity

Author(s): Nadia Lie
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2017, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1676165

Faked in China: Nation Branding, Counterfeit Culture, and Globalization

Author(s): Fan Yang
Publisher: Indiana University Press, Year: 2016, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2307777

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

Author(s): David Platt
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Year: 2015, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1324227

The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture

Author(s): Wendell Berry
Publisher: Counterpoint, Year: 2015, Size: 893 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 1402835

Selling yoga : from counterculture to pop culture

Author(s): Jain, Andrea R
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2015, Size: 15 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1430341

Hinduism and the 1960s The Rise of a Counter-culture

Author(s): Paul Oliver
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, Year: 2015, Size: 20 Mb, Download: djvu
ID: 2108069

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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