World View: Seeking Grace and Truth in Our Common Life by Marvin Olasky book review
by Marvin Olasky
New Growth Press
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.
Regular readers of World will want to have this 60-column collection for their own library, as well as an extra copy to share with friends.
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Meet 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, includingCompassionate Conservatism andThe Tragedy of American Compassion.
He and his wife, Susan, have four sons and one granddaughter.
Book Review: I enjoyed Marvin’s book immensely; it is well written and very easy to read. It is broken down into little articles–each, one to three pages long. This is a book one could read a little at a time (a snippet hear and a snippet there) or finish in a few days. I enjoyed reading it in only a few days.
Marvin gives some really wise insight into some very relevant and hot topic issues that our culture faces today. I really appreciated reading Marvin’s insightful views and opinions–especially coming from a Christian.
Often times I find it hard to find books (for gifts) that I think men would enjoy…this certainly is one of those books, however, as a woman I too, very much liked reading it.
Great read. Would make a nice gift for both men and women who like to keep abreast of current issues and topic that effect us in today’s world.
I would give this book five stars.