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Christian Worldview

Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview Al Wolters (Eerdmans)


$12.00 Often cited, this is truly one of the most succinct, insightful, Biblically-based and
philosophically thoughtful books on the topic; a must-read. The second edition includes a newer
chapter, relating his neo-Calvinist reformational perspective to the missional vision of Newbigin
and the narrative theology of N.T. Wright. Classic.
The Transforming Vision: Shaping a Christian Worldview Brian Walsh & Richard Middleton
(IVP) $15 Perhaps my favorite single worldview book, this (briefly) traces the rise of dualism,
brings diagnostic insight into the nature of the problem, shows the resultant rise of secularization
and idolatry, and calls for a wholistic and culturally-engaged Kingdom vision, starting with a
philosophically-aware and Biblically-faithful recovery of the Christian mind amongst collegiates.
Wow.
Subversive Christianity: Imaging God in a Dangerous Time Brian Walsh (forward by N.T.
Wright) (Alta Vista Press) $10.95 Four stunning talks, sermonic in their passionate delivery and
insightful in their academic rigor, these Biblical studies are largely asking the big question: is a
refinement of our worldviews what is needed, and how can worldview studies actually help
bear fruit in faithful ways of life? Hint: unlike some voices in these conversations, he is
particularly interested in the role of the Bible, and how it shapes our imaginations.
The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog James Sire (IVP) $17 now in its 4th
edition, this handbook describes the way the most prevalent worldviews answer the most deep
human questions. Not quite a guidebook to world religions (he looks at naturalism, nihilism,
new-age pantheism, postmodernism and such) it is arranged as a fairly standard text showing
comparative views. Very useful.
Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept James Sire (IVP) $15 after being widely known
as a scholar of worldviews, Sire tells of his growing awareness that he never fully explained (in
fact, never settled in his own mind) just what worldviews are. A philosophy of life? A set of
presuppositions? An imaginative construct? Here, he dissects the concept and offers helpful
reflections on this very important matter. And, he offers his revised definition of worldviews. He
jokingly calls this Naugle for Dummies.
Worldview: The History of a Concept David Naugle (Eerdmans) $26 Magisterial, thoughtful,
researched with extraordinary insight and grace, this is the definitive book about the rise of the
word worldview, the use of the idea from its first coinage, the different ways in which various
Christian writers have used the notion. Al Wolters has called it a tour de force. Visit the
wonderful website of Dr. Naugle for bonus material, lecture transcripts, bibliographies and other
cool stuff. http://www.dbu.edu/Naugle/index.asp
Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity Nancy Pearcey (Crossway) $25
a thick and fascinating hardback, with a useful study guide in the back, this is one of the
important, popular guides to the fact/value split, the consequences of this dualism, and the call

for an integrated perspective. As with the popular book she co-authored with Charles Colson,
How Now Shall We Live? She uses as a case study the impact of naturalism in the sciences. A
very important work.
Heaven Is a Place on Earth: Why Everything You Do Matters To God Michael E. Wittmer
(Zondervan) $16.99 Delightfully written, theologically insightful but very sound, this pleasant
and helpfully Biblical work includes a great study guide and reflective case studies for further
conversations. Although thoroughly covering the standard material this may have an appeal to
those not used to deeper theological, philosophical or worldviewish texts. Nice!
The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving Together Belief and Behavior Steven Garber (IVP) $16
Although initially written to be helpful for developing a serious and coherent view of university
education, the newer chapters and the change in sub-title indicates that the book is not just for
students, and is more broadly about finding a worldview and way of life that can be sustained as
followers of Christ allow their deepest convictions to energize them as agents of cultural
transformation over the longer haul of their lives. Truly one of the most important books of our
time, to be read and re-read, cherished and discussed. See his wonderfully crafted essays at
http://washingtoninst.org
Heaven Is Not My Home: Living in the Now of Gods Creation Paul Marshall
(Word/Lightening Source) $19 with playful illustrations, great stories and a wholistic vision of
integrated Christian living, Marshal offers chapters on thinking Christianly and living joyfully
in various sides of life. A veritable handbook for considering work, leisure, art, politics, science,
technology, business, worship and more. What a fun and radical guide to Kingdom living in
every sphere of life.