Don't think, just believe? That's the mantra in many circles today—whether the church, the classroom, the campus, or the voting booth.
It's time for a reality check.
Nancy Pearcey, bestselling and critically acclaimed author, offers fresh tools to break free from presumed certainties and test them against reality. In Finding Truth, she explains five powerful principles that penetrate to the core of any worldview—secular or religious—to uncover its deepest motivations and weigh its claims. A former agnostic, Pearcey demonstrates that a robust Christian worldview matches reality—that it is not only true but attractive, granting higher dignity to the human person than any alternative.
Finding Truth displays Pearcey's well-earned reputation for clear and cogent writing. She brings themes to life with personal stories and real-world examples. And the included study guide was shaped by questions from readers like you, from teens to college professors, and is ideal for individual or group study.
Includes a free CD recording of Greg's radio interview with the author.
The notion that each Christian can receive personal revelation from the Almighty was novel in times past. Nowadays, though, listening to Christians talk about it, the experience appears to be ubiquitous. Virtually everyone seems to be “hearing from God” in some fashion these days—pastors, writers, worship leaders, even the regular folks at our weekly Bible studies—so the basic idea must be right.
But is it? Must I “hear the voice of God” in order to know what He wants from me? Is this what Jesus meant by, "My sheep hear My voice,” or what Paul meant by being “led by the Spirit”?
And what if I hear nothing but silence when I listen? Does this say something about my spiritual well-being? Am I living a substandard Christian life if I don’t have a hotline to God? Addressing those concerns and more like them is vitally important. And much rides on the answers.
There’s only one way to address such questions. They cannot be answered by appealing to personal experiences, but only by appealing carefully to the text. What does Scripture teach? That’s the question being answered in this Ambassador's Guide.
The common worldview among most scientists today has a name—actually, a couple of names. It is variously called “physicalism,” “materialism,” or “naturalism,” since the basic concept asserts that reality consists of nothing but the physical, material world governed by nothing but natural law. Thus, C.S. Lewis called it the “nothing buttery” view.
However it’s characterized, it’s a significant obstacle keeping many skeptics from taking the Christian account of reality seriously. In this presentation, Greg offers a critique of naturalism, developing three solid lines of reasoning to show naturalism’s inadequacy and Christianity’s superior “explanatory power” as a reliable guide to understanding the world.
The case for the pro-life position--that elective abortion unjustly takes the life of a defenseless human being--is extremely solid. Science, philosophy, and moral common sense all testify to the soundness of the pro-life argument. But keeping track of the details in the face of the opposition's flawed reasoning and emotional appeals can sometimes be difficult. That's where this quick-reference guide comes in.
This handy laminated card provides a clear and concise summary of the pro-life argument, complete with answers to common objections that obscure the real issue, which is that abortion kills innocent human beings. With this tool at your side to refresh your memory, you'll be able to engage critics with full confidence that your case is solid and your appeal is just.