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Does God belong in the public arena, or is religion solely a private matter? Nancy Pearcey makes a passionate case that Christianity is not just religious truth, but truth about all reality. It is total truth.
©2008 Nancy Pearcey (P)2008 christianaudio.com

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  • A. Arnwine
  • 26-05-2015

Exceptional book, topic with major flaw at end.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would highly recommend this book for anyone seeking a reasonable, rational exposition on a Christian worldview and a vigorous and needed dissembling of Darwinian scientism.This is a great book for a Christian thinker and a good challenge to the feel good wave of Christianity that is doing great damage to the Church, ceding precious ground to secularists who seek to compartmentalize Christianity as just another form of spiritism and to simply dismiss it from public debate in the areas of science, history, etc. This book asserts that the naturalist/materialist worldview is as religious as any other belief system cloaking itself in science, and that it's a worldview that shuns all truth that does not conform to their naturalist paradigm.The major flaw in this book is in the fourth section, where Pearcey discusses the evangelist movement in the colonies and later United States. She reveals her personal bias. She's obviously Reformed/Lutheran and dismisses any theological challenge to Calvinism as "anti-intellectual." While this section is still filled with worthwhile history, her conclusions are the weakest in the entire book and is rather sad way to end what is otherwise an amazing thesis on the Christian Worldview.

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  • philip
  • 30-08-2012

Wow.

If you could sum up Total Truth in three words, what would they be?

Satisfying, Genuine, Scholarly

Who was your favorite character and why?

Though it wasn't a narrative, it definitely had characters (hundreds of philosophers, scientists, ministers and more were cited!) My favorite was Francis Schaeffer, a powerful witness who showed true hospitality and love towards those he ministered to.

What about Kate Reading’s performance did you like?

I read the book at 3x the normal speed so her pronunciation and accurate rendition of the work's construction were invaluable.

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  • Dr. David Odegard
  • 16-11-2018

Masterpiece, the Pieta of worldview treatises.

Loved every moment. I ordered the hard copy halfway through knowing I wanted to take notes in the margins.

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  • Del
  • 09-06-2016

Excellent work

From topic to topic it remains engaging and illuminating. Articulates the historical path and alterations made to the Christian worldview. Isolates where its been altered and by what influential hand. Enables the reader to connects the dots. Come to a fuller understanding as to the decline of the Christian worldview as an integral component in the active world. Illustrates the damage done through secular worldview. Eventually realizing the truth of the Christian worldview. Reinstituting the redemptive foundational Christian worldview is a last bastion of society

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  • Kimberly
  • 08-06-2016

Excellent content

I'm really glad I listened to this book. It summarizes various worldviews and explains their origins. It is likely harder to listen than to read this book due to the dense and specific nature of the content. However I'm so glad I could listen to it during my commute. I highly recommend this to any Christian wanting to think critically about their and others worldviews.

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  • dmoore45
  • 07-09-2015

Excellent! Essential reading

Essential reading for everyone over 16 years of age. You will learn the real issues behind competing worldviews, religions, and philosophies. My only critique is that the book could have been better organized as a whole.

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  • John Stein
  • 13-11-2020

A must read!

If you want to grow in your mind, heart and soul, “read” this book. Worthwhile!

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  • Christian Oleson
  • 17-05-2020

A good book, but a lot of content

The book on Audible is well performed, placed in the backdrop of the Author’s story, and well thought ought. There is a lot of heavy content, but it is necessary and helps make a case for why Christian’s need to think through the implications of their faith in all aspects of their life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-2020

Must read

Every Christian should read this. Especially someone who is new to the faith. It answered for me the question “how and when was Christianity put in a box?” Read this book.

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  • alvaro tuñon
  • 05-12-2019

Pivotal author in the midst of academic turmoil.

Nancy Pearcey brilliantly shows the necessity of the academic debate between Christian worldview and other opposing worldviews. She proposes biblical thinking as the only way to analyze the cosmos that surrounds us. A much needed book for all of those who are invested in presenting defense of the faith that once was bestowed upon us.

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