Myth of a Christian Nation

  • by Gregory A. Boyd
  • Narrated by Richard Allen
  • 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Arguing from Scripture and history, Dr. Boyd makes a compelling case that whenever the church gets too close to any political or national ideology, it is disastrous for the church and harmful to society. Dr. Boyd contends that the American Evangelical Church has allowed itself to be co-opted by the political right (and some by the political left), and exposes how this is harming the church's unique calling to build the kingdom of God. In the course of his argument, Dr. Boyd challenges some of the most deeply held convictions of evangelical Christians in America � for example, that America is, or ever was, "a Christian nation" or that Christians ought to be trying to "take America back for God".

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Challenging and full of truth

Where does Myth of a Christian Nation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 5


What was one of the most memorable moments of Myth of a Christian Nation?

How he challenges thoughts on abortion and homosexuality.


What does Richard Allen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Actually he was a little boring to listen to but the material he read was great.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Going to make a majority of people upset


Any additional comments?

This book was full of truth, and really challenging. If you''re looking for a book that is going to cheer on the American faith you already have then this ain't the book. However, if you truly want to challenge your biblical faith this book will do that. Great book, great perspective!

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- Samuel

Recommended by a Prof

My American Church History prof in seminary recommended that I read this after I raised a series of questions after class. I found too many holes in official accounts, including books on his syllabus.

Here my questions were answered. If you're uncomfortable with how Christianity has overlapped with nationalism, this could be helpful.

I think it would have been even more powerful if Dr. Boyd would have narrated his book.
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- PeacefulSeeker

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-17-2008
  • Publisher: Zondervan