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What's Your Worldview?: An Interactive Approach to Life's Big Questions

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How do you view the world?

It's a big question. And how you answer is one of the most important things about you.

Not sure what you'd say? Join James Anderson on an interactive journey of discovery aimed at helping you understand and evaluate the options when it comes to identifying your worldview. Cast in the mold of a classic -Choose Your Own Adventure- story, What's Your
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Paperback, 112 pages
Published January 31st 2014 by Crossway Books (first published January 1st 2014)
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Jimmy
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
For some time now I wanted to see a work by an apologists from the Presuppositionalists perspective written primarily for non-Christians. It seems most works by Presuppositionalists is to teach believers biblical apologetics. Yet it is also important to directly address unbelievers with Presuppositional apologetics. I think James Anderson does a masterful job of filling this much needed void with his upcoming book What’s Your Worldview? The format of the book makes this work very engaging: For t ...more
Addy S.
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An interesting book I read for school!! Very deep and engaging. Would recommend!
Racheal
Apr 25, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: no-thank-you
This is so biased it's not even funny. I was pretty shocked by the section on Nihilism that talked about how it's not an attractive or reasonable point of view and that it's basically inherently hypocritical... until I looked at the book info and discovered that this was put out by a Christian Publisher.

Ah, ok. Mystery solved.

Otherwise, I thought this was pretty dumbed down. Look, I know this is supposed to be a really easy/quick overview of some pretty big philosophical ideas just to get peopl
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Tony
Feb 19, 2014 rated it did not like it
Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, "Don't do it!"

He said, "Nobody loves me." I said, "God loves you. Do you believe in God?"

He said, "Yes." I said, "Are you a Christian or a Jew?"

He said, "A Christian." I said, "Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?"

He said, "Protestant." I said, "Me, too! What franchise?"

He said, "Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Baptist or Southern Baptist?"

He said, "Northern Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal
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Marie
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was such an awesome little book! And it's short, so you have no excuse not to read it after I tell you about it!

I can't think of any way to ease into this: it's a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style book!!! I did a large chunk of my growing up in the 1990's, and read a lot of Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books. I was super, super excited to check out What's Your Worldview? from the library and discover that it was written in the same style! It was recommended by a guest speaker at my church, and
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T Fool
Dec 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed-books
I'm cheating. Yet I'm not. I began reading what appeared to be a clever game with serious, open-ended discovery.

Although Anderson admits he's as biased as all of us, one thinks he understands that we understand he's coming from a particular religious perspective.

But the bias isn't (just?) that. It's in the 'binary' yes/no of it.

Following the book's rule, the first question that is meant to lead us to further exploration is 'The Truth Question'. EITHER, in the clearly explained set-up, you are t
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Amanda Hunsberger
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian-lit
Short & simple (even fun), choose-your-own-adventure-style book to identify your worldview & its blind spots.
Mike Bennett
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Interesting book to help you see your worldview and others
B. Ellis
What first piqued my curiosity about this little book was its comparison to Choose Your Own Adventure books (as mentioned on the back cover and in the Introduction of the book).

When I was in Junior High School, I read Choose Your Own Adventure books exclusively for two reasons. First, the books were fun because the reader got to act as the main character in the story and actually make plot decisions that would alter the story’s outcome. Second, the books were deceptively short, since you only re
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Sojourner
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
What's Your Worldview? An Interactive Approach to Life's Big Questions by James N. Anderson, and published by Crossway, is one of the most fascinating and awesome books I have come across in a long, long time.

To be honest, the concept is something totally alien to me. But going through this book, I find it really absorbing, and Anderson literally took me on a wild ride which I actually enjoyed. Why? The concept of this book is just plain fun. It is similar to Choose Your Own Adventure book but s
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Becky B
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
By reading short background explanations of defining questions and then answering those questions, readers get to figure out their worldview. The author also provides big questions each worldview holder needs to think through and possibly wrestle with to see if that is what they truly believe.

My husband teachers a philosophy/worldview class and asked me for my thoughts on this book he's using in class. I really liked the Choose Your Own Adventure-type structure to this book. I know that must be
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Bledar
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Genius! Seriously, this was a great tool to use for yourself and even use for others. I have enjoyed it very much and I can see tons of ways to use in ministry.

The book presents some key questions (part one) that leads to form broad categories (part two) and hone down to a specific worldview (part three). If you are not happy with the results at the end of the trail, the book enables you to reconsider questions that can lead you to a different trail.
Thaddeus
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is excellent!!! Highly recommended. Easy read for anyone who wants to have a basic understanding of worldviews, or for use as an evangelism tool. It reads like a "choose your own adventure book" with questions that determine where in the book you go depending on how you answer. Via this process, you are guided to understand what is your worldview and what are its logical repercussions. It is a great apologetic tool!
Sean McGowan
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book by one of my favorite professors. This is not the best book I have read on the subject, but the idea behind it makes it great. This book is an introduction to worldviews and takes an interactive approach. It will help people understand their own worldviews and the implications they carry.
Tiffany
Jul 22, 2018 rated it liked it
I wasn't really the target audience for this, since I already had a clearly defined worldview, but it provides a good framework to use when trying to discuss spiritual and religious issues with others who have a very different view of life. Helpful, easy to read.
Craig Hurst
Mar 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ideas have consequences. Many beliefs, especially beliefs concerning the big questions of life, impact the way we live our lives. Whether you believe there is a god or not will impact how you live. Whether you believe there is absolute truth or not will impact how you live. Unfortunately, many people hold beliefs without considering their logical consequences. Often times, when people are confronted with the consequences of their beliefs they will have a worldview crisis which can lead them to r ...more
David Rofaiel
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great choose-your-own adventure Worldview Book. Little, and not bad to hand out to people who are curious in understanding their own worldview.
Katrina
Aug 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Pretty quick read. Didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. Reading other worldviews than my own was interesting.
Tyler Teschon
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book to walk through and understand or determine your worldview, reflect on it, and determine whether or not you are actually living in a way that's consistent with your worldview.
Herman Douma
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: apologetics
Great book to walk through and understand or determine your worldview, reflect on it, and determine whether or not you are actually living in a way that's consistent with your worldview.
Ben Robin
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent, helpful little book. I've used this in evangelism and it's very practical and useful for navigation the most important questions we can ask.
Kevin Bogus
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great short book to be able to hand out and help people figure out their own beliefs.
Kevin Summers
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult
"Simplified" book about worldviews, admits the author, but helps the reader to get out of the proverbial trees in order to see the forest.
Josh
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reformed, review
This book is awesome! I am so tempted to string 18 exclamation points together to attempt and convey just how cool this book is. “Cool” is a good word for my thoughts about this book, although I am having a hard time expressing fully just what I feel.

Are there better books on worldview? Well that all depends on how you define “better”. If by “better”, you mean, “Are there books on worldview that are more extensive and academic?” then then answer is “certainly”. I am sure it would not take us lo
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Jude St. John
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Book Review - What's Your Worldview?

James N. Anderson has written a helpful and informative book on worldviews called What's Your Worldview?: An Interactive Approach to Life's Big Questions. This book would likely be found in the apologetics section of a bookstore or library, but it would be significantly different than most, if not all, books found there. Though what makes it different is definitely part of the appeal of this book, it also provides the reader with a valuable resource for studyi
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Wayne Walker
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
How do you view the world? Everyone has a world view, but do you know what the word means? And do you know what your world view is? James N. Anderson, an associate professor of theology and philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC, and an “ordained minister” in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, has written this interactive journey of discovery aimed at helping people understand and evaluate the options when it comes to identifying their worldview. “Here are the main ...more
Jason Kanz
Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
As a certified Centurion through the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I have continued to grow in my interest in how people talk about the issue of worldview. As I began to hear rumblings about James Anderson's book What's Your Worldview: An Interactive Approach to Life's Big Questions (2014), I was very excited.

Anderson took a novel approach to this book. Essentially, by posing a series of questions and providing a brief discussion of each, this book was modeled after the popular Choose Y
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Jennifer
Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
James N. Anderson had a brilliant idea for putting together a very practical worldview book entitled What's Your Worldview? The structure of the book is much like one of the "choose your own adventure" children's books. If you are not familiar with these, the books allow for a multitude of outcomes and twists and turns along the way based on decisions made by the reader. In this book, Anderson allows the reader to choose his own path by answering a series of yes or no questions that serve to nar ...more
Havebooks Willread
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
For what it is, I'm giving this book four stars. This is a relatively quick overview of worldviews and I think something like it is much-needed today. It's written in a "choose your own adventure" style, which I think works for this. The reader is posed a series of questions and based on his or her answers, follows the path to read an explanation of his or her worldview.

I read through all the various choices because I was curious to see how each would be explained. This is a simplistic overview
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Mark Jr.
Feb 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
This is a unique book, a choose-your-own-adventure book—yes, just like the ones you read when you were a kid, but written as non-fiction on an excessively serious topic: worldview. The author asks binary questions on major issues—is there a God? Yes or no?—and asks you to follow your train of tihnking to dead ends he creates when he offers a critique of the worldview you most likely fall into.

I like this book for what it is: a novel approach to Christian apologetics that I do believe I could han
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“Your worldview is concerned with what you believe, and what you believe influences how you behave—and no one would say it doesn’t matter how you behave.” 2 likes
“Worldviews also largely determine people’s opinions on matters of ethics and politics. What you think about abortion, euthanasia, same-sex relationships, public education, economic policy, foreign aid, the use of military force, environmentalism, animal rights, genetic enhancement, and almost any other major issue of the day depends on your underlying worldview more than anything else” 0 likes
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