"In God we trust." "God bless America." "Attend the church ofyour choice." "The churches of this town welcome you." In no othercountry are Christianity and God so obviously part of the culture.There are street signs directing people to local churches. Worshipservices are broadcast on radio and television. Politicians attendprayer breakfasts, and schoolchildren proclaim the country "onenation under God." Yet, it seems that the church has become morelike the culture than the culture like the church. As a European with strong American ties, Udo W. Middelmann givesus an objective observer's view of church life in the UnitedStates. He expresses both his great admiration for America'shistorically strong ties to Christianity and his grief over what ishappening to the church under the influence of modern culture. Heobserves that church attendance is often a choice governed byconvenience and pleasure, and Bible knowledge is reduced topersonal edification, spirituality, and private interpretation. TheBible and its message are viewed as products to be packaged andmarketed, and all the while Christians' attitudes become moreself-serving. Middelmann urges churchgoers and pastors to reverse these trendsand embrace a renewed focus on the true teaching of biblical,historic Christianity. This book is a convicting message about thedangers of settling for the mere trappings of Christianity whileignoring the life-changing and culture-changing influence of theBible.Middelmann, Udo W. is the author of 'Market-Driven Church The Worldly Influence of Modern Culture on the Church in America' with ISBN 9781581345094 and ISBN 1581345097.