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Shepherds for Sale

How Evangelical Leaders Traded the Truth for a Leftist Agenda

How Evangelical Leaders Traded the Truth for a Leftist Agenda



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“This may just be the single most important book on modern evangelicalism in the recent years. It is bold, clear, and very well-researched.” — John MacArthur

How deeply have leftist billionaires infiltrated America’s churches?

Liberal theology isn’t new. Pastors and theologians have drifted, slipped, or even plunged into doctrinal error since the days of the New Testament. But in recent decades, Daily Wire reporter Megan Basham reveals, well-funded forces from outside the church have been secretly sowing seeds of discord, much like the Soviets once did. Based on years of investigation, Shepherds for Sale documents how progressive powerbrokers set out to transform American Christians.

As Christians struggle to find faithful churches, many Evangelical leaders are pushing their members to “whisper” about sexual sins, lament the effects of climate change, and repent of “perpetuating systemic racism.” Meanwhile, America’s largest Evangelical denominations are fraught with division over issues like critical race theory, and many ministries are now promoting social justice rather than Scripture.

Basham reveals the secular foundations and think tanks deliberately targeting Christian media, universities, megachurches, nonprofits, and even entire denominations, not to mention high-profile pastors and influencers. She uncovers corruption and compromise at the highest levels of Evangelical leadership, follows the money, names names, and offers proof of her findings. Shepherds for Sale is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the tensions in modern Evangelicalism and the secular forces buffeting today’s believers.

About the Author:

Megan Basham is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic and a culture reporter for The Daily Wire and a frequent contributor to Morning Wire. In her previous role as an entertainment editor and podcast co-host for World Magazine, she interviewed numerous A-list celebrities. She has also written for The Wall Street Journal, National Review, and Townhall. Her book, Beside Every Successful Man, was published by Random House.

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