About This Book
Yes, we've heard of the global financial crisis. We hear too of a looming energy crisis and a world environmental crisis. Nations wrestle with political crises, refugee crises, food crises, and other. But one crisis towers over them all: the character crisis.
Rare, but desperately needed today, are those of strong character. Men and women whose integrity can't be brought off—who will stand by their rpinciples, no matter what.
Our leaders—whether in the worlds of politcs, business, or even religion—have largely modeled only flawed, weak, defective character traists to us: greed, corruption, lust for power, or sensual indulgence.
Where are those who refuse to "go along to get along"? Where are those who will not sell themselves at any price? Where are those who will forcefully speak out in the face of injustice—who will raise their voices against those who prey on the weak and give free reign to the worst in human selfishness?
Sadly, we do live in what the author calls a "culture of cowardly silence." When face with wrong-doing—with issues that demand moral action—far too many stand mute and apathetic.
This book takes its title from the well-known quote: "The greatest want of the world is the want of men—men who will not be bought or sold. . . ." It highlights the consequences of the cowardly silence all too often displayed by some otherwise good and well-meaning people.
From the uncompromising Naboth to the frustrated Ahab and the indomitable Jezebel, Not for Sale,traces the historical narrative of 1 Kings 21 with striking parallels to the life of Christ. It contends that silence, neutrality, or indifference in times of crisis is a criminal act, if not a betrayal of faith. You will find in this book a thoughtful, impassioned appeal to rediscover the strength and power of integrity and principle.
WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING
“As I read the powerful message of this book, I was not in the least disappointed. Having known the author for some time, I knew what to expect. . . . I heartily recommend this volume—especially in these awesome times.”
--Charles D. Brooks, Founder & Speaker Emeritus, Breath of Life Television
“As always, Sam Pipim makes you take a good hard look at yourself and where you stand on the core issues facing us. Even when you don't always agree with him, you will admire the courage of his conviction and passion for the church. If you want to be comfortable in compromise and silence, don't read this book. Otherwise . . .”
--Clifford Goldstein, Editor, Adult Bible Study Quarterly
“Dr. Pipim’s candor and understanding of the times will resonate with those young people who are lost, discouraged, or disillusioned by mediocrity. But those who cherish the intellectual grievances of accommodation, the spiritual pain of inconsistency, and a sincere absence of reality, the author’s clarion call for the end of silence will be too progressive and prophetic. Not for Sale challenges all readers to total dedication, integrity, and responsibility.”
--Justin Kim, CAMPUS Program Director, & Co-Founder GYC