Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

Crossway #Review: What’s Your World View? by James N. Anderson #grow4christ

on March 14, 2014

About the book:

How Do You View the World?

It’s a big question. And how you answer is one of the most important things about you.

Not sure what you’d say? Join James Anderson on an interactive journey of discovery aimed at helping you understand and evaluate the options when it comes to identifying your worldview. Cast in the mold of a classic “Choose Your Own Adventure” story, What’s Your Worldview? will guide you toward intellectually satisfying answers to life’s biggest questions—equipping you to think carefully about not only what you believe but why you believe it and how it impacts the rest of your life.

You can purchase a copy at Crossway and be sure to check out their blog!

About the Author:

James N. Anderson (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is associate professor of theology and philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, and an ordained minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Before studying philosophy, he completed his doctoral work in computer simulation. Anderson is a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers, the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion, and the Evangelical Philosophical Society.

My Opinion:

In elementary school I read these books called “Chose Your Own Adventures”, do you remember them?  You’d start with part of a story then you’re given a choice (2 or 3) and then once you chose you turn to the page indicated and it keeps going until you either meet a bad or a good ending.  These were such fun books and my children read them today and such begins the introduction to What’s Your World View? this is subtitled ‘an interactive approach to life’s big questions’ and it’s truly interactive and fun to boot.  I worked my way through the book in the space it took to get my three children through their eye appointments, about 1 and half hours – it’s a relatively short book as the readings are short and if you chose to only read the ones that pertains to you it’s even shorter.

Part I is about the questions such as the freedom, religion, God, salvation and other questions and part II are categories such as atheist, theist, non-Christian worldviews and then Part III discusses the many worldviews like Christianity, Deism, Pluralism and others.  Of course, there are many other worldviews and the author can’t possibly cover them all but to a great extent he tried his best, and succeeded in covering the bases as far as the different worldviews and if you end up at one of the worldviews you can chose to stop there or chose one of the issues to reconsider.  This is written by a Christian however I can see this being a great tool for those who are exploring Christianity or are wanting to see what their worldview really has for them – also it would be a great evangelism tool to reach out to those of other beliefs in a new way and let them find out that there is only one way to Heaven and that His name is Jesus Christ.

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