Restoring All Things

God's Audacious Plan to Change the World through Everyday People

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God is at work--and He invites you to join Him

It's easy to get discouraged by the headlines. It can often feel as if God has left the building and we are on our own. This soul-stirring book cuts through the chaos and uncertainty to show you how God is powerfully active and intensely engaged in fulfilling His promise to restore all things. Through inspiring real-life stories of justice, mercy, love, and forgiveness in our communities and neighborhoods, you'll encounter a God who is intimately involved in His creation and using His church to work out the redemption of this world.


"For all those convinced 'all is lost' for Christianity, I say, 'Read this book!' Stonestreet and Smith aim to restore some balance to the doom and gloom narrative by pointing us to the stories that prove that God is still at work today, through people who are addressing the brokenness and taking the opportunities right in front of their noses. Inspiring!"--Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author of Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life

"Not just encouragement but a good swift kick in the pants. If we really believe that God came in Christ not just to save our souls but to restore all things in Him, then we cannot despair. Smith and Stonestreet show how God's people are already advancing God's kingdom in the here and now, as well as give concrete advice on how to take part."--Jay W. Richards, assistant research professor, The Catholic University of America; New York Times bestselling author of Infiltrated and Indivisible


Warren Cole Smith is the vice president of WORLD News Group, publisher of WORLD magazine, and producer of the nationally syndicated radio programs The World and Everything in It and Listening In, a weekly interview program he also hosts. His books include A Lover's Quarrel with the Evangelical Church and Prodigal Press.

John Stonestreet
is a speaker and fellow with the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview and the voice of two nationally syndicated radio commentaries: BreakPoint (with Eric Metaxas) and The Point. A sought-after speaker and thought leader, he is the coauthor of Making Sense of Your World: A Biblical Worldview and Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God's Design for Marriage.


Endorsements

"For all those convinced 'all is lost' for Christianity, I say, 'Read this book!' Stonestreet and Smith aim to restore some balance to the doom and gloom narrative by pointing us to the stories that prove that God is still at work today, through people who are addressing the brokenness and taking the opportunities right in front of their noses. Inspiring!"

Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author of Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life

"Restoring All Things is an important and timely book. Smith and Stonestreet provide an insightful analysis of contemporary culture as well as practical steps each one of us can take to make a difference right where we are. I pray this book makes the wide and lasting impact it deserves."

Sean McDowell, professor, Biola University; speaker; coauthor of Same-Sex Marriage

"In a world that seems to be going to hell in a hand basket, Warren Cole Smith and John Stonestreet provide not just encouragement but a good swift kick in the pants. If we really believe that God came in Christ not just to save our souls but to restore all things in Him, then we cannot despair. No matter how hostile the world may seem to the gospel, it is still God's world, and the Good News applies to all of it. There is no pocket of society or human existence that lies outside of God's loving dominion. Smith and Stonestreet show how God's people are already advancing God's kingdom in the here and now as well as give concrete advice on how to take part. You should read this book."

Jay W. Richards, PhD, bestselling author; professor, Catholic University of America; senior fellow, the Discovery Institute

"As a detective, I find my heart resonating with the work of Warren Cole Smith and John Stonestreet. Like me, they want to make a difference in a world often filled with despair and injustice. In Restoring All Things, Smith and Stonestreet make a case for how God can use each of us to impact our world. Like good detectives, they've interviewed and investigated the lives of many key witnesses used by God to transform their friends, families, and communities. Their examples will inspire and motivate you. If you want to make a difference, let this book be your call to action."

J. Warner Wallace, cold case homicide detective; author of Cold-Case Christianity and God's Crime Scene


The Authors

  1. Warren Cole Smith

    Warren Cole Smith

    Warren Cole Smith is the vice president of WORLD News Group, publisher of WORLD magazine, and producer of the nationally syndicated radio programs The World and Everything in It and Listening In, a weekly interview program he also hosts....

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  2. John Stonestreet

    John Stonestreet

    John Stonestreet is a speaker and fellow of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, as well as the co-host with Eric Metaxas of Breakpoint, the Christian worldview radio program founded by Chuck Colson. John is a sought-after speaker at...

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