Making A Difference: Impacting Culture and Society as a Christian (previously published as Lifeviews)

Reviewed by: G. Connor Salter, Professional Writing alumnus from Taylor University, Upland, IN.



Title: Making A Difference: Impacting Culture and Society as a Christian (previously published as Lifeviews)

Author: R.C. Sproul

Publisher: BakerBooks (Baker Publishing Group)

Publication Date: 2019 (previous edition published in 1986)

Format: Paperback

Length: 222 pages


How Christian is America, really? If it’s lost its Christian values, how can Christians bring them back? R.C. Sproul addresses those questions, making a compelling case that American culture is more secular than most people realize. He outlines America’s dominant secular philosophies, and the reasons none of them fully work. Then he considers how Christians can impact America’s major areas of influence, from economics to literature.

Sproul first released this book in 1986 as Lifeviews (which ECLA reviewed in November 2018). At the time, it was noted that Sproul’s ideas were excellent, but some ideas or solutions hadn’t aged well. Fortunately, this edition overcomes that problem by adding some new refences and omitting several dated examples. The style has also been slightly updated (where Lifeviews described some events as “happened recently,” they are now described as “happened some years ago”). Readers will find this updated edition provides just as much wisdom with greater applicability.


Rating (1 to 5 stars)

5 stars

Intended Audience

Christians seeking to understand secularism, the faith versus science debate, or secular influences on American society.

Christian Impact

This book will give readers the tools they need to understand what secular ideas influence them and how to redeem their areas of influence.


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Making a Difference: Impacting Culture and Society as a Christian

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