In a culture where everyone operates from the same basic beliefs, understanding the common worldview may not be too important. America used to be that kind of place—but is no longer. Our cultural environment is now dominated by non-Christian beliefs, and a knowledge of its various competing worldviews has become a critical tool for Christians who wish to express their faith and preserve their way of life in contemporary culture. It is the key to having the freedom to stand strong in our own faith, as well as to having the ability to effectively share Christ out in the world.
There is a reason this is so important. We live in a world where the majority believes it is okay for them to make up their own moral beliefs. With that as today's starting point, it is natural for people (them) to believe that their understanding of truth is right. But the fact is, truth exists in some actual way, and every belief that goes against that is simply false. What this means is that what most people in the world believe to be truth, is actually a mirage—and if we wish to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ, we need to become effective in dispelling that mirage.
Freddy Davis is the president of MarketFaith Ministries. He is the author of numerous books and has a background as an international missionary, pastor, radio host, worldview trainer, and entrepreneur. Freddy is a graduate of Florida State University with a BS in Communication, and holds MDiv and DMin degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a popular speaker, particularly on the topic of worldview and its practical implications for the Christian life. He lives in Tallahassee, FL, with his wife Deborah.
“While there are many books on worldview from numerous Christian academics and experts, Freddy offers an easy-to-read primer that compares and contrasts the basic worldviews and shows the reader how each worldview is expressed practically within the realm of ethics and morality but also within the arenas of law, politics, economics, and other points of social expression. This is an excellent resource for any Christian wanting to understand why worldviews matter and how they influence our culture-shaping institutions.”
National Director, Colson Fellows Program,
Colson Center for Christian Worldview
“Freddy Davis is cutting-edge when it comes to defending the Christian faith. In this important book, Freddy provides his readers with an introduction to various non-Christian worldviews. He instructs his readers how to understand, evaluate, and refute non-Christian worldviews. In a post-Christian, post-truth culture, Freddy Davis sounds the alarm and prepares the saints for spiritual battle. Reading this book will enable Christians to both "understand the times" and "defend the faith once for all delivered to the saints.”
Pastor of Trinity Bible Fellowship
Professor of Apologetics and Religion,
Veritas International University
“Our country’s transition to a secular, and pluralistic belief system, is no surprise—we hear about this regularly from the church pulpits, and we witness it in every sector of society. I have shouted from the mountaintop that our greatest concern should not be the impact of this on the world, but the impact on the Christian culture. The Truth Mirageaddresses this in an intentional manner. Dr. Freddy Davis clearly emphasizes that Christians must understand their biblical belief system, and worldview, at a deeper level. He accentuates that a coherent belief system will not only preserve the Christian ethos in our churches, homes, and the greater Christian culture, it will also prepare and propel more confident ambassadors for Christ to make a difference in the marketplace.”
Head of School
Prestonwood Baptist Church