If you’ve never read a book on worldview or apologetics, then you are in for a treat because this is just what the doctor ordered. Many books that are published in the Christian world are cotton ball fluff. Total Truth is the medicine, and Crossway Publishers hit the ball out of the park with this book.
Pearcey’s credentials no one can argue with. She is the Francis A. Schaeffer scholar at the World Journalism Institute where Total Truth serves as the basis for a worldview curriculum. She earned her M.A. from Covenant Theological Seminary and was pursuing a doctorate when she was blessed to have children. She does have other graduate level education in philosophy and she currently serves as the Visiting Scholar at the Torrey Honors Institute of Biola University. And you can read more of her bio and education here.
In a nutshell, Total Truth addresses the idea of worldview and why it is important for Christians to carry their worldview into every area of their lives. Pearcey skillfully examines the ideas of the culture and explains why the definition of values and social contract theory are important to recognize and then engage.
She masterfully lays out a critique of Western civilization and how we have fallen from where we were once called; and she gives a clarion call to the mass of Christians who need to learn to understand what they believe and why.
Some chapter titles include: Darwin Meets the Berenstain Bears, The Science of Common Sense, What’s So Good About Evangelicalism? and How Women Started the Culture War.
She also has four appendices including one on Modern Islam and the New Age movement. And the footnotes are itself a small book.
And the book has also been endorsed by just about every major scholar in the apologetic and Christian academic world.
This is a must-read book, and it is a book you will return to over and over again. Google Print has also included some of the text of Pearcey’s book on their site, so you can even go there and begin to get a taste of this masterpiece.
If you do not read any book this year, this is the one book you MUST read. Do it today!
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