(Dis)ordered: Lies about Human Nature and the Truth That Sets Us Free

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Affirm your identity in Christ and discover encouragement for struggles with sin as Pastor Christopher Esget masterfully navigates the topic of human nature.

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Wherever you go, you will encounter conflicting messages about what it means to be human. Culture likes to tell us who we are. How are we supposed to navigate our desires, fears, and longing for purpose when culture claims that we're just born a certain way and can't help it?  Western culture has become disordered, focusing on an overdeveloped concept of the self, rooted not in our embodied humanity but in individual psychology. 

God’s Word, however, speaks differently about human nature. Explore what the Bible says about mankind’s purpose and how our disconnection from the created order causes such great harm in society in (Dis)ordered: Lies about Human Nature and the Truth That Sets Us Free. Author Christopher S. Esget searches Scripture for how we can be healed from these maladies in Christ and His work of bringing human nature to its goal. A valuable and timely resource, hot-button issues, such as lust and destruction, fear of death, battling demons, and sexual identity are addressed. In investigating what God’s Word says about sex, the danger of following our passions, and warnings against the lies of this world, Esget shines a light on Christ, the truth that sets us free.


"Christopher Esget is the consummate parish pastor who warns us against our disordered world and sets before us God’s reordering of all things in Christ. We face what we think of as new challenges to the faith of the Church and the piety of her children. Esget shows that the ancient revelation of God in Christ, delivered once and for all through the Word of the prophets and apostles, responds to all these challenges with grace, encouragement, and comfort for the troubled soul. This is soul care at its best!"

-Scott R. Murray, PhD, senior pastor, Memorial Lutheran Church; vice president, LCMS West Southwest Region

"In 1983, Nobel Prize recipient Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn delivered the most memorable speech of his distinguished career. He said the decline of great civilizations commence when “men have forgotten God.” In Christopher Esget’s magnificent new book, he demonstrates that the vigorous cultural and societal war being prosecuted against natural law norms has consequences propelling the destruction of marriages, families, and children. Repudiation and rebellion are the sad, recurring motifs. Yet the glory of Esget’s powerful analysis is that Christian hope and the seeds of authentic regeneration are possible even in a spiritual desert where transgressive ideas seem omnipresent. This is a must-read book, worthy of Solzhenitsyn’s matchless rigor, intellectual goodness, and moral duty to be intelligent."

-Timothy S. Goeglein, vice president, External and Government Relations, Focus on the Family

"In recent years, there have been many attempts to explain how our discourse became dominated by destructive ideas such as Marxism, transgenderism, emotivism, and plain old narcissism. But nearly all those explanations have failed to discuss the true and singular antidote to our ideological ailments—the Gospel of Jesus Christ. With stunning clarity, Esget has written a highly accessible book that brings together theology, politics, and culture to deliver the message that a light shines in the darkness and no “ism” can overcome it."

-Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, editor in chief, The Federalist

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Number of Pages208
AuthorsChristopher S Esget
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