As a Christian, did you ever struggle when looking at unbelievers who seem to have it all together, who seem to be favored to your disadvantage and who always seem to have the right answers?
Loving God With All Your Mind — Thinking as a Christian in the Postmodern World by Gene Edward Veith is a book about Christian life and worldview. It’s one of these books I keep coming back to again and again.
I like to work with books — underlining, highlighting and adding comments to them. This is one I couldn’t put down, one I heavily and joyfully worked with. Now it’s on my shelf along with pages of notes — serving as a great reference book about worldview and Christian life.
Christians, have you ever shook your head watching an unbeliever’s behavior or listening to some of his words? Have you asked yourself: “How in the world…?”
Trying to have another child, I went to a special clinic for a while. There they fought with all kinds of medication and tests and surgeries for women who couldn’t get pregnant or for those who kept on losing their children due to miscarriage. My doctor herself was a victim of failed pregnancies. She gave much to help women like me carry their babies to term. I thought I was in “the best hands” that time. At some point, though, I stopped seeking help from this clinic. What shocked me was that, also they assisted expectant mothers, they also performed abortions. Sitting in the waiting room, looking at a baby bump of a woman, knowing she might be there to have an abortion — just the thought of it felt so painful, so awkward.
Some of the answers you will find in this book…
How can we, as Christians, meet thoughts of the secularists? Can we be or become “ten times better” than the “magicians and enchanters” of this world? If so, how?
Have you ever asked yourself why someone fighting so eagerly to safe wales, tigers and other animals could ever be pro-choice? How can a person give her heart for a helpless animal and not be fighting for a defenseless human being?
How can people embrace humanity but, on the other side, be so far off when it comes to the purpose of life or the right to live?
I highly recommend this book, especially if you are looking for one about the Christian worldview.
Here are the three parts following the Preface and Introduction:
Part I — Getting Educated As A Christian Vocation
Education and the Bible
The University of Babylon
Part II — The Modern And the Postmodern Mind
The Attacks Against Christianity
The Exclusion of God
Traditionalists and Progressives
The Moral Issues
Part III — The Christian Mind
The Communion of the Saints
The Magicians and the Enchanters
Creation and Creativity
Christianity as an Intellectual Framework
Conclusion: Loving God with All Your Mind