There has been a lot of Works written recently about a Christian worldview. In fact I have a few of them on my desk currently. Yet While others Focus on more topical application of a Christian worldview, three seldomly is there a work which details how to build a Christian worldview using the Bible as its foundation. One such work is, and Introduction to Christian: Pursuing God’s perspective in a pluralistic world by Tawa J. Anderson, W. Michael Clark, and David K. Naugle.
An introduction to Christian worldview, is a mid-size work which can be used as a personal introduction to worldview but also has enough Scholastic weight to be used as part of a high school or early college level class. This work is divided into three parts which build upon one another so that when the reader is done with the book they are able to understand how to view the world through a Biblical Christian net, and how to defend their viewpoint Biblically. Of important note here is the emphasis on defending a Christian worldview against that of the cultures preoccupation with pluralistic views. In a world dominated by pluralism this work stands apart defending absolute truth and foundationalism. In addition to the content itself, there are various excursus found in the text entitled stop and pause, in which the reader is invited to stop the reading, see where the author is coming from Biblically, and how to act according to scripture. In addition to the previous excursus there are also other sections include reflection questions and a summary section at the end of each chapter entitled mastering the material.
On the topic of mastering the material section, there are a few specific items which a professor should note. The first is there is a summary section followed by a glossary of terms for each chapter. And if that is not enough there is also a section which details possible term paper topics dealing with what was discussed in the previous chapter. In regards to writing a possible term paper the last part of the mastering the material section list a few books in which a person can start the research. In the end an introduction to Christian worldview, is well worth the cost for both professors as well as personal use.
This book was provided to me free of charge from IVP Academic in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.