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  • 8.15.2005

    Total Truth




    Somehow I want to say something like:

    "Book of the Decade!"
    "Smash-hit!"
    "Must Read!" or
    "If You Don't Read This Book, You're a Sissy!"

    Regardless of my phraseology, I think you can see my high regard for Nancy Pearcey's book entitled Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity. (Crossway books here). I know many of you have already read Total Truth. I apologize for being late to the party.

    Here's part of the front flap:



    "Does God belong in the public arena of politics, business, law, andeducation?
    Or is religion a private matter only--personally comforting butpublicly
    irrelevant....In today's cultural etiquette, it is not consideredpolite to mix
    public and private, or sacred and secular. This division isthe single most
    potent force keeping Christianity contained in the privatesphere--stripping it
    of its power to challenge and redeem the whole culture."



    If you have ever struggled to get a handle on the problem described above, read this book.Pearcey goes beyond a mere description of the postmodern threat Christianity faces. She traces the historical and philosophical roots of our present day situation. She also shows how evangelicalism has contributed to the problem--and then makes important suggestions about solving this issue in our culture.

    My favorite part of the book is where she throws Darwinism up against the ropes and gives it a solid boot the head.

    Although this is an extremely well researched work, this book is on the middle shelf. The goods are easily accessible with just a little reach. You will learn something.

    If you are a:
    pastor
    teacher
    school administrator
    youth worker
    parent
    homeschool parent
    lawyer
    doctorartist
    student
    Christian
    non-Christian

    you should read this book.

    If you have an interest in:

    philosophy
    theology
    or history

    you should read this book.

    You will be encouraged to put aside the private/public split in the American mind and view Christianity as Total Truth. You will be emboldened not to quietly resist Darwinism in our culture, but to attack it.

    This book is important because it gets behind the issues of the day and unfolds the reasonings for why we are in this cultural mess.

    To borrow from the Bard: We must delve one yard deeper than Darwinism--and blow it at the moon.

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