Saturday, November 18, 2017

World View By Marvin Olasky

World View
by Marvin Olasky
ISBN: 978945270833

I know I don't typically read non-fiction, but occasionally one gives me pause because of the topic and I give in to curiosity! That's what happened when I was given the opportunity to read World View thanks to Litfuse Publicity.


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.
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My Review:

As I read author, Marvin Olasky's book, I just found myself nodding my head over and over again! I think they picked the perfect first article to start the book off! I hadn't heard of Mr. Olasky before this book, and now I'm wanting to read more of his work.

There are a number of facets that I liked throughout the book. First I loved that scripture and Biblical example were intertwined with the state of our current world. Then I appreciated his way of calling us out as Christians. He will get you thinking, there's no doubt about it. It's also very interesting how he covers a number of years for different presidents.

Nothing seems to be off limits in this book. Everything seems to be fair game such as environmentalism, politics, race, apologetics, media, marriage, and so much more. Each topic is covered in just a couple of pages, easy to read, but it will take time to digest, at least for me it was. He had me thinking after most of the articles.

About the Author:

Marvin Olasky is editor-in-chief of "World News Group," a distinguished chair in journalism and public policy at Patrick Henry College, and the author of more than twenty books, including "Compassionate Conservatism" and "The Tragedy of American Compassion." He and his wife, Susan, have four sons and five grandchildren.
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