Wednesday, November 29, 2017

World View by Marvin Olasky


World View: Seeking Grace and Truth in Our Common Life (New Growth Press, November 2017)
How could our world be different if Christians were recognized for not only speaking the truth, but also demonstrating mercy?
What would our lives be like if we reacted to our common culture with not just biblical facts, but also grace and compassion?
For more than 25 years, Marvin Olasky has offered this kind of viewpoint in his columns as the Editor-in-Chief of World Magazine, the leading news magazine written with a Christian perspective. In this collection of far-ranging columns, Olasky’s commentary on world events and affairs, as well as his own personal interactions, encourages readers to respond with both grace and truth in every encounter.
A leading voice for standing for biblical truth in the public square, Olasky also believes Christians should incorporate the biblical virtues of humility, kindness, and mercy in all of life. His call for biblical values to include both truth and mercy makes his voice stand out in a world that often falsely divides those goals and settles for a poor imitation of the robust Christianity described in Scripture. These short and punchy columns offer readers a new way to consider challenges in today’s world and shows them how to respond to any encounter biblically, but not hysterically, providing a wake-up call for the complacent, while also calming the frantic.
My opinion: This is an utterly fascinating book filled with wisdom, wit and insight. I love how the author stands up for Biblical truths but in such a way that is both warm and gentle, not in your face and he encourages his readers to do the same. Complied from articles written by Martin since 1996 this book covers such a large scope of issues and it is interesting to see how relevant they are in today's world. Well written and easy to read this book is very engaging and is much needed in the world we live in today. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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