In order to understand the problems that face the world, you have to understand human nature.
Issues created by humanity itself seem to plague our world—from exploitation and violence to decisions about how to wisely govern or care for human life. And these topics aren’t just abstract problems—they impact the day-to-day lives of many individuals globally.
But in light of the complexity and brokenness that such issues hold, how should Christians respond in a thoughtful, ethical way?
It starts, says Jeffrey A. Brauch, with a correct view of human nature, one based in the Bible—which says that we’re both fallen but also created in God’s image, sinless. Such a perspective gives us a starting place from which to speak out against injustice while fundamentally seeing humanity as God’s creations. By looking at legal policy and history and the ways that both legal action and grassroots activism have succeeded and failed, Flawed Perfection is a non-partisan examination of many issues that challenge Christians today—and provides the language to think carefully through and then respond to those issues in light of the gospel.
If either the title or the subject of this book strikes you as dry or tedious, don’t be put off. Jeffrey Brauch has a well-earned reputation for taking the dry and the tedious and making them come very much alive. He lives up to that reputation on just about every page of this book.
—Joel Belz, founder, World Magazine
Flawed Perfection is a perfect read. I highly recommend this book for legal professionals and non-legal professionals alike. Brauch tackles an amazingly complex issue with winsomeness and ease—explaining legal concepts in an easy-to-understand fashion, yet giving full depth to each concept. You will appreciate how he addresses human nature, global and domestic (USA) issues, and how, as followers of Jesus Christ, we should engage in the cultural battles of today.
—Brent McBurney, president and CEO, Advocates International