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I have read this book twice. Most recently, I read it aloud with my wife. This was a great experience for us. We are both Christians, only recently becoming on fire for our faith. We both grew up as secular Christians and really had no knowledge or understanding of how a Christian differed from a Non-Christian in the real world. Outside of our acceptance of Christ, most Christians live, behave, consume, and vacation just like non-believers. We watch the same movies, attend the same schools and generally "fit in" the "World."
This is the problem. Over the past 100 years, our culture has been under attack by Secular Humanism and Moral Relativism. Our schools and churches hardly resemble those attended by our Grand Parents. This silent enemy has lived among us, deceptively altering our perception of the world and gradually changing our beliefs of right and wrong. The Church has ceased to act as a counter to this shift. In many cases it is equally deceived. This does not bode well for our nation or Western culture. If we concede everything to Secular Humanism and Moral Relativism, we are doomed.
I was ignorant of the ways in which our culture has been indoctrinated with beliefs and attitudes that are antithetical to Biblical truth. This book is the beginning of an education in the Christian Worldview. It lays a foundation for understanding the purpose of our existence as it is presented in the bible. Using scripture and anecdotes Colson and Pearcey do a wonderful job of presenting this material.
I especially recommend this book if you are a parent with children in the public schools. Public education has eliminated any remnant of the Christian faith from its buildings - but other "faiths" are alive and well. Evolution, environmentalism and human sexuality are all active in the schools, with powerful organizations backing them who are oppositional to Christianity. The kids are sitting ducks! It is critical that we learn the Christian Worldview and teach it to our children. If we don't - who will?
R.I.P. Chuck Colson.
Sep 15, 2011
Strong in the Faith
Mr. Colson takes on the culture, which assumes that everything can be explained by science. He argues that the Biblical worldview corresponds better to what we see around us than does science. The book alternates between theory and gripping narratives that support the theoretical points. A strong read!
Jun 7, 2007
A very well written, well laid out book comparing and contrasting the Christian Worldview with the Naturalistic Worldview of modern society. Very thought provoking book with many excellent storys to illustrate it's points. A book I have bought extra copies of to pass on to friends.
Publishers Weekly, 1999-08-30 International prison ministry leader Colson, most famous for his role in the Watergate scandal and his subsequent conversion to Christianity, has co-written with Pearcey what he believes to be the most important book of his career. Picking up where the late American theologian Francis Schaeffer's book and film series How Then Shall We Live? left off, Colson attempts to explain why American culture has become "post-Christian" and what must be done to "rebuild it with a biblical worldview." He believes that Christian salvation is not just personal but "cosmological," redeeming all of creation. Colson's work is a mixed bag. When he outlines his theology, shares personal stories or explains the various Supreme Court cases that touch upon religion's role in American life, he is thoughtful and articulate, yet the work suffers from a narrow perspective and an overdependence on the opinions of a few others, especially Schaeffer. As the author of a book that ostensibly engages recent developments in science, art and philosophy from a Christian point of view, Colson too easily dismisses opposing views without expressing a full understanding of them (Stephen Hawking's time theories amount to "little more than fantasy," for example). Such an approach to humanist ideas makes this a sermon strictly for the evangelical choir, although Colson intends the book to inspire debate in the wider culture and Tyndale is launching a $250,000 marketing campaign to sell it. (Sept.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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