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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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Racheal
Apr 25, 2017 rated it did not like it
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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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!
Brandon Hill
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Was a good interactive approach to discovering your worldview and very informative on those world views. However, I didn't get any things that surprised me from it because I already knew where I would end up, and I did end up there. I think this book would be great for new believers as it can show where they are being misguided on core doctrine and worldview. The descriptions of differing worldviews were helpful as I didn't know lots of nuances of differing beliefs etc. ...more
Heather
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
A helpful summary of worldviews that could be useful as a conversation starter.
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, a
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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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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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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.
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! ...more
Mike Bennett
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Interesting book to help you see your worldview and others
B. Tyler 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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AJourneyWithoutMap
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
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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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Paul Schlehlein
Sep 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: apologetics
Summary: an interactive storyline designed to help the reader identify and clarify their worldview and its implications.

Don’t read this little paperback from cover to cover. Follow the “Choose Your Own Adventure” plot to help you discover the consequences to your worldview (e.g. atheism, polytheism, pantheism, etc.) and other big questions (“Does God exist?” “Is there more than one true religion?”).

Pros: (1) Creative. The book is short. But it must have taken considerable thought to piece it tog
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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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John
Nov 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: main
Not too bad. A reasonably unbiased overview of various worldviews and how to determine what yours is. At the very least, I learned something new about what my worldview might be called, and where and when it became popular. It's not particularly exciting or revelatory, but gives you some insight and perspective.

A few things left my head scratching. You can tell it has a Christian bias, but that's not what got me (I can see how this book would tick off atheists, though, because anything that exp
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Hannah Milillo
May 09, 2020 rated it did not like it
It started out okay- I thought it would be a quick summary of common worldviews and beliefs that I could keep on my shelf and go back to from time to time for a refresher. Halfway through I realized I was being totally manipulated...

The book seemed to reach a point in which Anderson has believed that he has convinced you that you’ve chosen to believe in a single Christian God through a “choose your own adventure” style. So any unsuspecting reader would assume that they’ve chosen all options in
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Mar
Dec 29, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5-3 Initially, I was intrigued by the format of the book in which readers flip to various pages based on their answers to questions. For example, if you think God is personal, go to page x; or if is anything objectively good or bad--go to page x. However, after a while, it became tedious. Anderson thinks he is being objective in explaining the strengths and weaknesses of various worldviews, but his bias does come through.
It may be a good book for those curious about worldviews and who want to
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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.
Trish McLellan
Dec 26, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: philosophy, religion
Written by a Christian, it is not very open to other religious views, i.e. the author's Christian worldview, is what he is wanting you to like best. I found it an interesting book to read, but there were a lot of things left out. Though quite a few worldviews were listed, I found that the author's approach was rather simplified and biased. The book was recommended to me by a Christian and I wanted to see what that person was reading so as to be able to have a discussion afterwards. ...more
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.
Amanda
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
*1.75
read for a class. it was a little confusing at the beginning, but got better. i also already knew my worldview going into this, so it really just served to confirm what i already know. i suppose this is a good read for anyone who isn’t quite sure what they believe and are trying to figure that out.
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
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. ...more
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. ...more
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.
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. ...more
Stained Radio
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book's strength? The 'choose-your-own-adventure' format. A more interesting book might use a similar format, albeit with less biased content. ...more
Vos' Waffle Haus
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. ...more
Lauren
Aug 25, 2021 rated it did not like it
read for class, super biased but still kinda interesting ig
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