Finding Truth

by Nancy Pearcey    |     Book Summary


Author: Nancy Pearcey
Publisher: David C. Cook
Date: 2015
Pages: 384

Book Summary of Finding Truth by Nancy Pearcey


Every worldview outside Christianity has a God substitute, an idol. The challenge Christians have is to uncover what the idol is and to present a compelling alternative. Christians do not need to be afraid of competing worldviews. Other worldviews, at some point, will kill themselves because they are self-defeating.

In Romans 1:18-32, Paul gives five Biblical principles that help us interact with and uncover the idols of other worldviews:

  1. Identify the idol.
  2. Identify the idol’s reductionism.
  3. Test the idol: Does it contradict what we know about the world?
  4. Test the idol: Does it contradict itself? 
  5. Replace the idol: Make the case for Christianity.

Every thought system has a God-substitute. In His Word, God has provided the truth. We need to challenge idolatrous thinking and present God’s case. These five principles help us avoid only focusing on what we don’t believe and get us to the point where we present a positive case for Christianity. They equip us to confidently defend our faith in a world that is increasingly running away from God. 





Finding Truth

by Nancy Pearcey

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Finding Truth by Nancy Pearcey

AuthorNancy Pearcey
PublisherDavid C. Cook
Date2015
Pages384


Overview:

Every worldview outside Christianity has a God substitute, an idol. The challenge Christians have is to uncover what the idol is and to present a compelling alternative. Christians do not need to be afraid of competing worldviews. Other worldviews, at some point, will kill themselves because they are self-defeating.

In Romans 1:18-32, Paul gives five Biblical principles that help us interact with and uncover the idols of other worldviews:

  1. Identify the idol.
  2. Identify the idol’s reductionism.
  3. Test the idol: Does it contradict what we know about the world?
  4. Test the idol: Does it contradict itself? 
  5. Replace the idol: Make the case for Christianity.

Every thought system has a God-substitute. In His Word, God has provided the truth. We need to challenge idolatrous thinking and present God’s case. These five principles help us avoid only focusing on what we don’t believe and get us to the point where we present a positive case for Christianity. They equip us to confidently defend our faith in a world that is increasingly running away from God.