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Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes by [Nancy Pearcey]

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"Nancy Pearcey ather best--totallyprofound, persuasive, and yet practical.  Read it with your highlighter handy!"
      --Lee Strobel,
New York Times Best-selling Author
"Describes my life as an atheist perfectly ... If I'd read this book as a youngman, I think I would have been challenged to re-examine my views much earlier."
      --J. Warner Wallace, Author,
Cold-Case Christianity
"Dismantleshumanism, atheism, reductionism, and every other ism ... Pearcey's arguments combined withthe Gospel of Jesus leave all other worldviews outside of Christianity withouta leg to stand on."
      --Phil Robertson,
Duck Dynasty
"A great book ... Nancy Pearcey has been to thechurch what Francis Schaeffer was to believers of his day: a culturalintellectual who provides careful, thoughtful, andwell-researched critiques ... I highly recommend thisdelightful book."
      --J.P. Moreland, Professor of Philosophy, Biola University
"Deftly exposes the inconsistencies and the failures of ahost of modern idols."
      --PaulCopan, Professor of Philosophy, Palm Beach Atlantic University
"We live in a culture beset by the twin dragons ofmodernism and postmodernism. Nancy Pearcey draws a sword and cuts their headsoff ... Totally readable."
      --DougTenNapel, Creator,
"Secular worldviews have become the intellectual fast-foodof our day--nice taste, no nourishment ... This book ought to be in thesurvival kit of every student heading off to college."
      --John R.Erickson, Author, 
Hank the Cowdog

"Chock full of gems ... Pearcey has the unique ability ofgetting to the heart of things."
      --GregoryKoukl, President, Stand to Reason

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"Don't Think, Just Believe"?
That's the mantra in many circles today--whetherthe church, the classroom, the boardroom, or the voting booth.
Nancy Pearcey,bestselling and critically acclaimed author, provides a reality check. In
Finding Truth (March 1, 2015, David C Cook), she offersfive powerful principles that penetrate to the core of any worldview to uncoverits deepest motivations and weigh its claims.
A former agnostic,Pearcey unmasks the presumed certainties of atheism, secularism, and other God substitutes.She demonstrates that a robust Christian worldview matches reality--that it is notonly true but attractive, granting higher dignity to the human person than any alternative.
Pearcey's bestselling
TotalTruth made the case for Christianity as a comprehensive worldview. Now FindingTruth shows that Christianity provides a unique strategy for testing truthclaims, responding critically yet respectfully to competing worldviews.
What Do You Mean,Atheism Is a "God Substitute"?
Atheist websiteslike to claim, "Atheism is not a belief. Atheism is merely the lack of a beliefin God or gods." But no one can think without some starting point.  Most atheists propose matter or nature as theultimate reality, the cause and source of everything else. That is whatfunctions as their God substitute.
Finding Truth demonstrates that every secularphilosophy makes an idol out of some part of the created order, turning it intoa false absolute. But false gods are too small to give dignity andvalue to human life. They lead inevitably to inhumanity and violence. History isreplete with the broken lives and shattered communities that result from followingcounterfeit gods, whether Nazism, Communism, materialism, or postmodernism.
Insight into thedynamics of idolatry gives readers the skills to identify and critique the idolsat the heart of the
isms competing forallegiance in today's pluralistic, multicultural world.
How Can I Be Sure? A Real-World Training Manual
Drawing on her own experience asan agnostic, Nancy Pearcey is a sure guide to answering the questions that troublemany young people today. Studies confirm that theage when people are most likely to reject Christianity is in the latehigh school and early college years. And the reason they give most frequently isthat they could not get answers to their doubts and questions.
Finding Truth demonstrates thata Christian worldview gives answers that are both true and testable. The bedrock truths that everyone wants andneeds--from atheists like Richard Dawkins to hip hop artists like Lecrae--are uniquelyfound in historic Christianity.
With her trademarkclarity, Pearcey bring themes to life with personal stories and real-world examples. 
Finding Truth has a built-in study guide, making it an ideal training manual for schools, colleges,seminaries, homeschools, and church groups.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00QN345NG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ David C Cook (March 1, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 1, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3401 KB
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 388 pages
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Nancy Pearcey was one of the hippies who stumbled across Francis Schaeffer's ministry L'Abri in Switzerland in the early 1970s and was surprised to discover that there are actually good reasons and arguments supporting Christianity. She gave up her agnosticism and ever since has been writing about Christianity as a worldview that applies to every area of life.

Pearcey is best known for her book Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity, which was a 2005 ECPA Gold Medallion Award winner. She co-authored Now Shall We Live? (with Harold Fickett and Chuck Colson), which was a 2000 ECPA Gold Medallion Award winner. Her latest book is Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality.

Pearcey has been heralded as "America's pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual" in The Economist). She earned an MA from Covenant Theological Seminary and pursued further graduate work in History of Philosophy at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto. Currently she is professor and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University, as well as a fellow of the Discovery Institute and editor-at-large of The Pearcey Report. As founding editor of the radio program BreakPoint, she also coauthored a monthly column with Chuck Colson in Christianity Today.

Pearcey has contributed to several books and published more than a hundred articles. She has spoken in the US Capitol and the White House; at universities such as Princeton, Stanford, Dartmouth, and USC; to actors in Hollywood and artists in New York City; on NPR and C-SPAN. Her earlier books include The Soul of Science, Saving Leonardo, and Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes.

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