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Does God belong in the public arena, or is religion solely a private matter? Nancy Pearcey makes a passionate case that Christianity is not just religious truth, but truth about all reality. It is total truth.
©2008 Nancy Pearcey (P)2008 christianaudio.com

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Fascinating!

Full of interesting information, well-argued, well-constructed, easy to follow and truly captivating read. There is so much to glean from this book!

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  • A. Arnwine
  • 26-05-15

Exceptional book, topic with major flaw at end.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would highly recommend this book for anyone seeking a reasonable, rational exposition on a Christian worldview and a vigorous and needed dissembling of Darwinian scientism.This is a great book for a Christian thinker and a good challenge to the feel good wave of Christianity that is doing great damage to the Church, ceding precious ground to secularists who seek to compartmentalize Christianity as just another form of spiritism and to simply dismiss it from public debate in the areas of science, history, etc. This book asserts that the naturalist/materialist worldview is as religious as any other belief system cloaking itself in science, and that it's a worldview that shuns all truth that does not conform to their naturalist paradigm.The major flaw in this book is in the fourth section, where Pearcey discusses the evangelist movement in the colonies and later United States. She reveals her personal bias. She's obviously Reformed/Lutheran and dismisses any theological challenge to Calvinism as "anti-intellectual." While this section is still filled with worthwhile history, her conclusions are the weakest in the entire book and is rather sad way to end what is otherwise an amazing thesis on the Christian Worldview.

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  • philip
  • 30-08-12

Wow.

If you could sum up Total Truth in three words, what would they be?

Satisfying, Genuine, Scholarly

Who was your favorite character and why?

Though it wasn't a narrative, it definitely had characters (hundreds of philosophers, scientists, ministers and more were cited!) My favorite was Francis Schaeffer, a powerful witness who showed true hospitality and love towards those he ministered to.

What about Kate Reading’s performance did you like?

I read the book at 3x the normal speed so her pronunciation and accurate rendition of the work's construction were invaluable.

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  • Dr. David Odegard
  • 16-11-18

Masterpiece, the Pieta of worldview treatises.

Loved every moment. I ordered the hard copy halfway through knowing I wanted to take notes in the margins.

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  • Del
  • 09-06-16

Excellent work

From topic to topic it remains engaging and illuminating. Articulates the historical path and alterations made to the Christian worldview. Isolates where its been altered and by what influential hand. Enables the reader to connects the dots. Come to a fuller understanding as to the decline of the Christian worldview as an integral component in the active world. Illustrates the damage done through secular worldview. Eventually realizing the truth of the Christian worldview. Reinstituting the redemptive foundational Christian worldview is a last bastion of society

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  • Kimberly
  • 08-06-16

Excellent content

I'm really glad I listened to this book. It summarizes various worldviews and explains their origins. It is likely harder to listen than to read this book due to the dense and specific nature of the content. However I'm so glad I could listen to it during my commute. I highly recommend this to any Christian wanting to think critically about their and others worldviews.

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  • Helen Norris
  • 10-05-18

Excellent book.

I found the book well written, engaging, and never slow. I learned something in every chapter. Especially the chapters that cover the history of the church's intellectual decline and how to fix it.

I had just finished listening to J P Moreland's "Love Your God with All Your Mind" when I began this. It is the perfect complement.

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  • Jeff McPheeters
  • 12-06-17

A book to be consumed and savored slowly and purposefully.

I have three books by Nancy the I will be reading. This is the first and foundational to the others. I highly recommend this book as a way to clear cobwebs in our muddled minds and put illuminating understanding and perspective into every nook and corner of our minds.

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  • Vince
  • 24-04-17

A holistic apologetic

This book is full. It deals with Christian spirituality, epistemology, apologetic discourse, testimony, history. It really is full of great material. Nancy writes in the line of a Reformed apologetic perspective while discussing a range of different topics. She interacts with many different streams of thought. The reader also does a very good job, not boring or monotone. My one objection is the way the chapters are broken up. The audio was not compiled well, however you can find break periods every 15-20 minutes.

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  • dmoore45
  • 07-09-15

Excellent! Essential reading

Essential reading for everyone over 16 years of age. You will learn the real issues behind competing worldviews, religions, and philosophies. My only critique is that the book could have been better organized as a whole.

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  • John Soper
  • 17-09-21

great apologetics

the first half I was very impressed with. When she got to the part where she was criticizing Christians who want to only trust the Holy Spirit and not man, with his hierarchical leadership and connection to God, I got concerned. But I understand now. She was just making the case for deep thought to support our own personal Christian views. which I I strongly believe is true. getting past that then, the last half of the book was again great. Especially appendix 4. Don't skip them like we normally do.