Cross and Culture

Can Jesus Save the West? Kurt Mahlburg’s Book

The Canberra Declaration’s own Kurt Mahlburg released his first book in 2020 entitled Cross and Culture: Can Jesus Save the West? It is a tour de force revealing the monumental influence of Jesus on Western civilisation, the West’s present cultural and spiritual malaise, and how Jesus and His teachings provide the answer to the many challenges we face.

All of us sense that something isn’t right in nations like Australia. The chaotic events of 2020 have only served to highlight deeper issues that have long been lying dormant — whether our looming mental health crisis, deep political divisions, growing trends like censorship and superstition, or our desperate search for meaning.

Cross and Culture takes a deep dive into these issues in a way that both Christians and everyday Westerners can relate to. It is a timely book addressing concerns that everyone shares — but most importantly, it provides a roadmap back to sanity and hope.

“Refreshingly accessible, yet deeply insightful” is how Martyn Iles of the Australian Christian Lobby has described Cross and Culture. In its pages are stories of adventure, profound cultural commentary, and observations from the world of architecture, contemporary music, modern art, history, politics and more. All of these threads come together, revealing Jesus as the light of the world and the hope for us all.

Over 40 Christian leaders from around Australia have endorsed Cross and Culture.
Here’s what some of them have had to say about the book:

I applaud Kurt Mahlburg on this landmark book.” —Margaret Court, Former World Tennis Number One

Deserves a large readership.” —Dr John Dickson, Ridley College

Well-researched, inspiring, and full of hope.” —Andrew Evans, Founder of the Family First Party

Cross and Culture deserves to be widely read.” —Dr Kevin Donnelly, Australian Catholic University

A much-needed message for our time.” —Peter Walker, Indigenous Elder

A worthy read for a worthy cause.” —Senator Eric Abetz, Liberal Party of Australia

Inspiring and enlightening.” —Fred Nile MP, Christian Democratic Party

A book of profound insight… a book of hope.” —Dr Stephen A. Chavura, Campion College

A fascinating read.” —Jenny Hagger, Australian House of Prayer for All Nations

Kurt has a voice that the church needs to hear.” —Pablo Nunez, Ballina Uniting Church

A call to action for Christians everywhere.” —Tom Kenyon, Former MP, Australian Labor Party

This useful volume… offers us hope for the way ahead.” —Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

Thoroughly researched, brilliantly argued, and easy to read.” —Mark Sanders, Hills Baptist Church

A must-read for these times.” —James Condon, Commissioner Emeritus, The Salvation Army

Incredible research, insightful critique, captivating stories.” —Andrew Scarborough, Youth for Christ Australia

A compelling book.”—Mike Stevens, Clovercrest Baptist Church

This book will fill you with optimism for our future.” —Eric Teitelman, House of David Ministries

A very stimulating read!”—Michael Cook, MercatorNet

A thorough and thought-provoking page-turner.” —Evelyn Rae, Writer and Commentator, Girl Rising Above the Noise

This book is worth both reading and sharing.” —Karl Faase, Olive Tree Media

Order your copy by following this link: Cross and Culture: Can Jesus Save the West?