One of my concerns with the world we live in is the number of Christians that do not seem to have a biblical worldview, a way of viewing the world through what the Bible teaches. Rather we have been influenced by secularism and postmodern thinking and as such are not able to actively engage our culture with Christian thinking. Or we have given up on the world and have enveloped ourselves in a Christian bubble, not actively reaching out to those around us who are caught up in this postmodern mindset. This book, Think Christianly, addresses these issues and challenges the Christian to be intentional about developing a biblical worldview and also learning about the culture we live in and how they think so we are better able to counter the secularistic views that we come into contact with regularly. The church is not actively teaching these things on Sunday mornings, teaching Christians what the Bible says and how to reasonably and logically understand and defend our faith. Think Christianly is a goldmine of hitting straight on the issues that we regularly encounter in our current American culture. Issues such as whether science and faith can co-exist, abortion, homosexuality and same-sex marriage, politics and how involved should Christians be in the political process. Other topics dealt with include discipleship and what it means to follow Jesus, being able to rely on the Bible in spite of the world’s attacks against and understanding where the Bible came from and how we got our current Bible. This is a MUST-READ for pastors, church leaders, youth workers and other Christians who want to more intelligently understand and defend what we believe. We need to train the next generation to develop a Biblical worldview, to understand what they believe and why, to understand the cultural issues that they and their friends face on a regular basis, to reasonably defend the Christian worldview against the postmodern, relativistic society that we live in. Excellent book, highly recommended. It doesn’t dodge the hard issues but tackles them with grace, compassion and a Biblical view.
*I received this ebook for free from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for my review.