Book Giveaway – Saving Leonardo by Nancy Pearcey

Recently I received in the mail a free copy of Saving Leonardo by Nancy Pearcey.  According to the author, her book is an examination of the worldview of secularism, and she offers resources for helping Christians to “resist the secular assault on mind, morals, and meaning.”  You might find this book helpful personally or in your ministry.  You might find it to be a good example of the wrong kind of approach to worldview thinking.  Either way, it can be yours by the end of the week.  I’d like to offer to one reader of this blog an opportunity to take this book home for free.

Here is all you have to do to win: write a one paragraph (4-5 sentence) response to the question: What does it mean to have a Christian worldview?  Your answers should be given in the “response” section below.  No more than one entry per person. The last day to enter your answer is 5 p.m. PST, Friday April 29th.  The answer I like best will be the winner – and it doesn’t mean the one I necessarily agree with, either.

Here’s the trailer for the book:

Posted on April 26, 2011, in Book Giveaways and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Um, isn’t a trailer supposed to make you excited about looking at the thing it is talking about. I obviously am not familiar with the book, nor the author, but if you are going to make a trailer, why not go whole hog and do it Hollywood style? Oh, wait that may be co-opting a secularism.

  2. I personally have trouble with Nancy Pearcey’s approach to this issue, especially as it leads her to support Intelligent Design pseudoscience. So my answer to your question (since I’d still like to read her book and hear what she has to say in her own words) is that a Christian worldview means integrating core Christian beliefs and morals into our worldview which will inevitably also be indebted to our wider culture, the state of scientific knowledge and forms of music and much else that is typical of our time. And this should motivate those of us who are Christians, not to try to redefine science or come up with a distinctively Christian form of musical tonality, but to do our best in these areas using the same rules and methods as everyone else, expressing our faith by our diligence, uprightness and trustworthiness.

  3. Pat, thanks for the offer. I’ve never read or heard of Nancy Pearcey, but the video got me interested in how she would tackle the issue.

    To have a Christian worldview is to filter all of life through a Christian understanding that is modeled after the person and work of Jesus Christ, and completely oriented towards the glory of God. If correctly assimilated it leads to meaningful, loving, sincere, and often contentious interaction with society as truth collides with lie or half truth. Furthermore, it seeks the redemption of society, not by lobbing “Jesus grenades” from the inside walls of churches, or creating its own sub-society, but by entering into society through an incarnational and missiological approach.

  4. I see having a Christian worldview as seeing all aspects of life and the world from a Christian perspective, that is, from the vantage point of our knowledge of our Triune God and his written Word – but at the same time, not Christianizing or over-spiritualizing everything either – it is a perspective that simply leads us to action. This perspective on life and world should lead us to care for others and care for the creation – even and especially care for those on the margins of society or the culture and care for the creation in ways that might seem “liberal” to mainstream Christianity.

  5. Congratulations to our winner: Brian Fulthorp. Send me an email and we’ll get the book to you.

  6. What?! I won?! cool! my email: brianfulthorp at yahoo dot com

  7. @Pat, thanks for the giveaway. Glad to see Brian win. Maybe this will help replenish his stock of lost books.

  8. @Marc – indeed! 🙂

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