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The Wonder Story

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Worth reading 😎

This book presents thought-provoking information but needs more resources cited, more evidence presented.

I was intrigued by David W. Litwin’s and David Loeffler’s premise that “We expose that Christianity is not a ‘worldview’ or an ideology. It is actually ideologically TRANSCENDENT (p19).” I agree and looked forward to them explaining it. While this book presents some thought-provoking statements and discussions, I think it misses the mark when it comes to providing the evidence.


The authors continue to propose that if Christianity is the “‘True Truth,’ as Francis Schaeffer stated, then it must exist and be validated outside of its own beliefs (p25).” They refer to Moses and Jesus but do not prove them to be historical figures. I also noticed wrong-word usage and grammar issues that might need an editor to look over. I would have liked to have seen evidential citing for the scientific or medical proof that following the Ten Commandments would have prevented AIDs. The authors do admit to assuming readers will have certain “common objective understandings (p128)” but I think the authors over-assume this. If this book is to be potentially used for someone to communicate with someone outside church or outside the United States, many assumptions will be unusable unless a resource could be cited.


I appreciate that the authors took terms, such as sin and reconciliation, frequently used within Christianity and showed how the definitions work outside the church. I like how the authors referred to the Christians of the first century taking care of the sick during the plague, even when other loved ones had abandoned them. Addressing people’s needs first before telling them what they are doing wrong is the loving thing to do. Unfortunately, I do not think the authors correctly defined prophecy as they suggested it was about giving biblical advice in disguise. A prophet is a messenger of God and prophecy would be a message from God--which would be a specific word to a specific person not just general advice. Toward the end the authors said Christians should be starting with apologies not apologetics, yet apologetics is defense of the faith (regardless of the religion) and is what this book was about--proving and defending that the Christian worldview is transcendent.


For the information that was presented, I wonder why historical evidence of the bible was not presented. Why did the authors not discuss the scientific evidence of the position of the earth in our solar system. I agree that the Christian worldview is transcendent and it does not need to be proven sola scriptura, but I think this book is missing some great resources and evidence. The content is thought-provoking and could start some discussions, but more resources would be needed to further prove the case.



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David Litwin is a designer, writer and speaker who has spent the past decade exploring his faith in profound and revolutionary ways. David has spoken at numerous churches, seminars and conferences. He is sought after for his understanding of media, culture, scriptural insight and worldview analysis. view profile

Published on December 16, 2020

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