Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Reading: Total Truth-Liberating Christianity from its Cultural Captivity by Nancy Pearcey

This power-packed book is 396 pages long, filled with historical, philosophical and cultural themes laced in Biblical Worldview discussion, and took me two months to read because I could only read three or four pages at a time without having to set the book down to digest the material. However, in the last 25 years I have not read a book that has had more of an impact on me than Total Truth. It summarizes and brings together the bits and pieces of the Biblical Worldview concept that have been bouncing around inside of me since 1980.

Pearcey's overarching theme is that truth comes with a Capital "T", not a lower-case "t". She exposes the false notion that knowledge is divided into public and private realms. She admonishes Christians to see that Truth pervades every area, every arena, of life, not just the spiritual arena. And she traces the beginning of the slide from capital "T" Truth all the way back to the Great Awakening of the 1740's, where private Christian experience began to move toward the forefront of Western Christianity, ultimately supplanting the historical, time-tested creeds and even the Holy Scriptures as the primary definers and explainers of the faith.

Anyone interested in understanding the power of Worldview should consider a look at this book. I guarantee you that a reading of Pearcey's comprehensive volume will change the way you view Christianity.


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