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  • Perfect Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Sheffield Publishing Company; 2nd edition (April 12, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1879215519
  • ISBN-13: 978-1879215511
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The truth is that everyone has a worldview. The tragedy is that many people think and live by their worldview and do not take the time to analyze what it is or even whether it is true. The truth is that a worldview is like colored glasses; it colors everything at which we look. It is a grid through which one views all of life. As such it helps form our thoughts, values, and decisions. The tragedy is that most people do not even know what their worldview is, how they got it, and how important it is in their lives. Making Sense of Your World was not only one of the first on this subject (in its first edition), but it is one of the best. It comes from experts in the field who have decades of experience in teaching worldviews on the college level... --Norman Geisler

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We are happy to present this book as an excellent resource for Christian and Bible colleges. This book not only gives information, it also, and more importantly, helps students to find their raison d'tre firmly grounded in orthodoxy. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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If you are looking for some extra reading, this is the book.
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Christians will benefit from a greater understanding of philosophies and religions that are over against their own.
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This book is a very well thought out and very well written book.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Randall Niles on March 31, 2009
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John Stonestreet and the guys at Summit Ministries in Colorado provide a huge book for examining and embracing our Christian Worldview. Just when I thought my shelves couldn't handle another book, "Making Sense of Your World" has become a fantastic addition to my library supporting Rational Philosophy, Christian Apologetics, and a Biblical Worldview. Thanks!!! I'll get this book in the hands of a number of my peers! Randall Niles
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By jn on November 9, 2012
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I purchased this book for a class my daughter was taking. She was not overly excited about reading it at first. However, after finishing it, she said it is one of the best books she has ever read. This is a topic she has studied before in other contexts. But she has always struggled to thoroughly understand the topic in the past. She said that the information in this book was clearly organized and presented. She said she finally has a good, clear understanding of this topic. I'm now looking forward to reading it as well.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 1, 1997
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Making Sense is an excellent source for those wishing to study world views. It is a clearly written and well-documented book, which demonstrates the validity of the Christian world view as the thinking person's world view. In preparation for world views presentations, I have gone back to this book several times over the last few years. Making Sense is the best all-around book covering the pivotal issues of world views.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Flying Fisherman on February 11, 2008
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I read this book in College. Dr. Gary Phillips was my logic Prof and Dr. Brown was the College President and they are both brilliant men. I recomend this to anyone who wants to understand the Biblical Worldview, worldviews in general, and Christianity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Delis on February 13, 2013
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Very interesting, but kind of a hard read. I am enjoying reading about different worldviews and putting a perspective to my own.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Objective on January 2, 2014
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I received a requested Christmas present of a book titled "Making Sense of Your World - A Biblical World View" by W. Gary Phillips, William E. Brown, and John Stonestreet with a Foreward by Norman Geisler. This is a book that compares several categories of world views - Naturalism, Transcendentalism, Theism (which includes Islam) and Postmodernism - with the Biblical world view.

Now I don't know which of the several authors of this book wrote the passages I cite below, but they are all complicit in their collective failure to describe the nature and evils of Islam, however much I otherwise respect Norman Geisler.

Starting on pages 46-48, several Islam-indulging statements are made. First, the title of Diagram 2.5 reads "Comparing the Three Great Theistic Religions". This statement presumes that Allah is legitimately Theistic to begin with. That is a poor assumption on which to base a book on "world views." The authors failed to give any account of the pagan origin of the Allah myth. Even putting Islam in the same category with Christianity as one of the great theistic religions does a gross disservice to Christianity. If a religion as false and evil as Islam can be proclaimed side by side with Christianity, what does that say of Christianity?

Second, that same table states that scripture used by Muslims includes Psalms and the Gospels. Virtually every scripture quoted in the Qur'an is a distortion of what has been proclaimed by Christianity and Judaism for 3,000 years. It is a misleading stretch to claim that Islam takes any part of the Bible seriously, never mind providing accurate quotes or interpretations from the Bible.

Third, the author claims that Islam means "surrender" when in fact most Islamic experts define Islam as "submission.
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By Peteman on May 1, 2014
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Very good book and John Overstreet's parallel commentary on this topic is worth every minute that you spend digesting it!
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By Donald Embry on February 23, 2014
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I am lead professor for Christian Worldview in the university where I teach. I have been using this book as one the textbook for three years. The authors do an outstanding job of comparing Christianity with other worldviews. The one area I find helpful for my students is how the last four chapter are designed to apply your worldview in the personal life, family life workplace and the world. Great book.
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