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Books for Investigators

posted Nov 22, 2011, 9:01 AM by Tim Isbell   [ updated Nov 22, 2011, 1:42 PM ]
I made a new friend this year (Scott Pryor) when I was preaching in Monterey Living Hope.  He put me onto the book: A Place for Truth edited by Dallas Willard.  Since reading it I've recommended various chapters to different friends who are thinking through the intellectual aspects of Christian faith.  In some cases I even copied an entire chapter for them. A Place for Truth co ntains 15 chapters summarizing the content of 15 talks by 15 writers (including Neuhaus, Guinness, Keller, Francis Collins, Rosalind Picard, N.T. Wright).  These talks were given at Veritas Forums in various universities (Yale, Stanford, Chicago, Cal Tech, U of Michigan, Columbia, MIT, Cal, Georgetown, Tufts, Harvard).  If you want a readable summary of the best Christian thinking across science and philosophic thought today, this is a must-read!

While adding this book to the Reading Suggestions webpage on my site I noticed that the webpage already included several other books that I use with intellectual investigators.  I either recommend the book to them, copy a chapter for them, or use material in it when I'm talking with them.  So, on the Reading Suggestions webpage I highlighted all the books of this type to look like this:  A Place for Truth.  If you are looking for a place to start with this sort of reading, try A Place for Truth.  If you are already conversant with this sort of writing, you may find something more to read at Reading Suggestions.  If you have a suggestion for me, send it along!