Two weeks from today, we’re starting something new on the blog. It’s a book club of sorts. (My coworkers here are pushing me to call it Stand to Readin’. We’ll see.) We’ll read through Nancy Pearcey’s latest book, Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes, and then come together here each Friday to discuss that week’s reading. (If you use Twitter, use the hashtag #STRread to chat with people during the week as you’re reading.) I’ve seen this work on a couple of other blogs, so let’s give it a try!
To get a taste of the book, listen to the interview Nancy Pearcey did on the podcast this week (if you purchase the book from Stand to Reason, you’ll receive a CD copy of the interview along with the book—use the coupon code "STRread" for 15% off). You can also read this review by Tim Challies. And here’s what Greg said in his endorsement:
Nancy Pearcey has the unique ability of getting to the heart of things in the cultural conversation. Pearcey’s penetrating critique of the worldview “idols” of our age is chock-full of gems. Better, it equips us with an easy-to-follow game plan for assessing any worldview. This is one of those books that not only challenges the critics; it also gives a huge dose of confidence to the Christian who will catch himself walking away from its pages saying, “Gosh, this stuff really is true.”
Greg loves the book, and I’ve loved all her past books, so this should be good. If you’re interested, purchase the book and read the foreword by April 3rd. We’ll do a chapter a week after that (for seven weeks) and see how it goes. If there’s enough interest, we’ll try this again sometime with another book. I hope to see you here on April 3rd.
Posts in this series:
- Book Club Introduction
- Week One: Foreword
- Week Two: I Lost My Faith at an Evangelical College
- Week Three: Twilight of the Gods
- Week Four: False Worldviews Reduce the Human Person
- Week Five: Secular Leaps of Faith
- Week Six: Why Worldviews Commit Suicide
- Week Seven: Free-Loading Atheists
- Week Eight: How Critical Thinking Saves Faith