The Secret Battle of Ideas about God: No Ordinary Worldview Book
by Eric Metaxas & Roberto Rivera
A worldview book should be judged by how it helps us live out what we believe. Let me tell you about a good one.
For many Christians, the word “worldview” suggests arguments about abstract and even arcane matters, the stuff of ivory towers and think tanks, not everyday life.
But nothing could be further from the truth. After all, Chuck Colson and Nancy Pearcey entitled their seminal book about Christian worldview “How Now Shall We Live?”
Emphasis on the “live” part. What we believe shapes how we live. Or, in some extreme cases, why some people give up on life altogether. Holocaust survivor, Victor Frankl, quoting of all people the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, famously wrote, “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”
The question is “where do you find the ‘why?’” There are many competing answers to questions such as “Does my life have meaning?” or “Why do I hurt?” or “Why can’t we just get along?” or “Is there any hope for the world?” and even “Am I loved?”
Finding the “why?” is the subject of “The Secret Battle of Ideas About God” by Jeff Myers, the head of Summit Ministries.
In some ways, the “secret” in the title is a bit of a misnomer. Myers isn’t talking about a conspiracy or stealth campaign waged by nefarious actors. What he’s talking about is how different worldviews shape the way people, including Christians, think about these questions without people being aware of that influence…
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