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Saving Truth

Finding Meaning and Clarity in a Post-Truth World

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Western culture embraces confusion as a virtue and decries clarity as a sin, especially with regards to sexuality, morality, identity, and religion. Saving Truth by Abdu Murray describes how we arrived at this stage and provides winsome arguments and touching stories to offer clarity to a culture that rejects but desperately needs it.
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Increasingly, Western culture embraces confusion as a virtue and decries certainty as a sin. Those who are confused about sexuality and identity are viewed as heroes. Those who are confused about morality are progressive pioneers. Those who are confused about spirituality are praised as tolerant. Conversely, those who express certainty about any of these issues are seen as bigoted, oppressive, arrogant, or intolerant.

This cultural phenomenon led the compilers of the Oxford English Dictionary to name "post-truth" their word of the year in 2016. How can Christians offer truth and clarity to a world that shuns both?

By accurately describing the Culture of Confusion and how it has affected our society, author Abdu Murray seeks to awaken Westerners to the plight we find ourselves in. He also challenges Christians to consider how they have played a part in fostering the Culture of Confusion through bad arguments, unwise labeling, and emotional attacks.

Ultimately, Saving Truth provides arguments from a Christian perspective for the foundations of truth and how those foundations apply to sexuality, identity, morality, and spirituality. For those enmeshed in the culture of confusion, the book offers a way to untangle oneself and find hope in the clarity that Christ offers.

Contributor(s) Abdu Murray
About the Contributor(s) Abdu Murray

Abdu Murray (JD, University of Michigan) is North America director of RZIM, a regular speaker at churches and on college campuses, and host of the radio program and podcast Embrace the Truth with Abdu Murray. A scholar in residence at the Josh McDowell Institute of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, he is the author of many articles and two books, including Grand Central Question.

UPC 025986562045
ISBN-10 031056204X
ISBN-13 9780310562047
Publish Date May 8, 2018
Weight (lbs) 1.4250
Height 8.70
Width 5.80
Length 256
Length Unit Pages
Price $22.99
Format Hardcover
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Randall W
Overall Rating
Abdu Murray blew me away! When I cracked the pages of Saving Truth, I was cautiously optimistic about the premise having read many similar works that failed to deliver. I wanted to listen to an author who honestly grappled with the implications of truth on major issues we are facing in our society. I wanted to devour content from an author who wasn’t merely pushing an agenda but was speaking from the heart. An author who would encourage me to understand others and prioritize truth over my desires. Abdu did not disappoint!

Tone
Abdu’s tone is one of genuine care and an authentic desire to understand those who differ in a mutual pursuit of truth. Few authors can achieve this balance to the degree that commands respect. This level of appreciation is what leads readers like me to call authors such as Abdu by their first name. It’s because you feel like you just met a true friend and shared one of the best conversations you can ever recall.

Content
The message of Saving Truth is both theologically reliable, something I value with having two Masters in theology, and presents an accurate portrait of the Christian view of truth. This amazing work brings the confusion in culture into clarity regarding truth. Even with my years of theological training, I still felt like Abdu’s writing brightened a dimly lit room so I could see. His exploration of the relationship between truth and freedom cut to my heart and made me realize the inextricable value of truth to experiencing definitive freedom.

In chapter three, Murray states “When truth is sacrificed as the burnt offering on the altar of autonomy, the resultant smokes chokes the breath out of freedom.” Pursuing truth is vital to finding our identity and real freedom. Abdu addresses truth in light of issues of post-truth relativism, the relationship between science and faith, the meaning and nature of real freedom, personal identity and expression, and the exclusivity of Christ.

Is this book worth your time?
Yes! Everyone who purports to be passionate about truth should read this work because it begs the question, “What is truth and what may I be prioritizing over truth?” This crucial question spans any length and extent of your faith, no matter your background, belief system, or biblical familiarity. Pastors and church staff should read Saving Truth together because it brings clarity to the confusion of a post-truth society. Saving Truth will help your ministry develop a mentality and method for understanding and reaching a culture inside and outside your church, which prioritizes preference over truth.

If your pastor doesn’t have this book yet, he will appreciate it! If you are leading a small group, this should be on your top tier of recommendations for a study. This will be an excellent book for an evangelistic study, not because it indoctrinates but because it facilitates fantastic dialogue about truth and its subsequent implications for life. I was truly sad when I realized I had come to the end of the book. I believe you will savor this experience.
(Posted on 5/9/2018)

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