Friday, March 23, 2012

Christian Contours- Douglas Huffman (Editor)


Genre- Religion/Christian Life/Apologetics

Published by- Kregel Academic & Professional

Copyrighted- March 2011

Number of pages- 240

Age Group- Adult

Description of book- Paperback, listed price- $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-3673-4

Do you sometimes need more help thinking and living as a Christian in this world of competing views.  This book will help you to learn, internalize, and share with others about the biblical worldview.

Part one discusses worldview thinking and how it relates to the Christian faith.  Part two addresses our Christian responsibility such as praying, worshiping, knowledge of temptation, and how to relate to others.

This is an introductory book to be used in college classes.  This book finishes with a comprehensive guide to books and websites to help develop a stronger biblical worldview.

Link to the Table of Contents

Link to Chapter Two

Link to the Endorsements

About the Editor-

Douglas S. Huffman is the coeditor of God Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents God.  He has been a professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Northwestern College in Minnesota and Biola University in La Mirada, California.

My thoughts- I thought this book was well written, but it could have had just a little bit more helpful information.  I realize this book was written as an introductory course book for college students, but more information and examples on how to maintain and live a biblical worldview.

I enjoyed the appendices: “A Comparison of Worldviews” and “Christian Professional Organizations.”  The bibliography was also very informational.  I learned more about different worldviews than I had known before and how to defend Christianity from those views.  The list of websites and books is an invaluable resource.  I know I am going to study the lists more to help me with my search in helping my Christian Worldview.

What I liked about this book, I also disliked.  In some chapters of Part Two there just wasn’t enough information for me.  I was looking for more information on how to maintain and live my biblical worldview.  That would probably take a whole book or two to satisfy me on those subjects.

This book would be excellent for those who are interested in an overview of different world views and the biblical worldview.  If you need something more specific then this book wouldn’t be for you.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Christian Contours: How a Biblical Worldview Shapes the Mind and Heart with Editor Douglas S. Huffman for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour. All links were current when posted. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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