Last week RZIM’s Abdu Murray (author of Grand Central Question) released a new book called Saving Truth: Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-Truth World. If you’re like me and often wonder how our society got to the point of teaching students about gender fluidity, among other hot topics, and how to stand firm in the truth of your faith while expressing compassion, this book is for you.
I warn you, this is not a light, easy read; but the message is profound. The seduction of a post-truth mindset in the areas of gender, human dignity, science, freedom and religion are laid out with explanations about how freedom of choice has been confused with autonomy. As I read through the book, I was moved by these five quotes:
- Now is the time for compassionate, yet uncompromisingly expressed, truth.
- If Christians are to meaningfully contribute to the cultural conversation through social media, they must do so with integrity.
- We confuse engaging in argument with quarreling. We confuse disagreeing with someone’s beliefs with disrespecting the person. In fact, we’ve confused the difference between people and ideas altogether…
- Our preferences have not given us the sure footing of clarity’s dry land, only the wobbly buoyancy of confusion’s river.
- A post-truth culture that elevates feelings over facts gives us only half the picture. And in being half-right, it’s all wrong.
If you’d like to read the first chapter of the book for free, visit www.AbduMurray.com. For home groups that might consider going through this book together, there are bonus deals available right now including free study guides and online access to the teaching videos when purchasing single or multiple copies of the book. Visit www.AbduMurray.com for more information.
Book Review by Sarah Biggerstaff