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Monday, June 11, 2012

An Organic Look at Our Book

Recently we partnered with YWAM Organic, a video magazine presenting videos about what God is doing around the world. They asked Jon to talk about our recent book, Through the River. Our book helps you understand the three main ways people view truth in today's culture. Then it gives you practical insights into how to relate with people who have each of these truth lenses.

While we believe this book is very important to the evangelical discussion of our day, it isn't a quick read. We based it off an academic work by a mentor of ours - Dr. Paul Hiebert. So it has some deep ideas in it and you have to be willing to do some serious thinking.

That's why we love this video. The interviewer, Jon Matas, did a great job asking the core questions and pulling together a great overview of the book. Watch this video and then if the topic is something you just have to explore in more detail, you will know the book is for you!


David Pope said...

I would be interested to know how the book tackles the application of truth lenses when working cross-culturally (western v. eastern, etc.)

Jon and Mindy Hirst said...

David, thanks for your question. The truth lenses that we define in the book come out of the development of the Western world's search for truth. It is very helpful for someone from the East or Global South to read to understand Western thinking.

However, because we live in a global economy with a so many students fromt the East studying in the West, many from the East have adopted these truth lenses as they learned them in the great universities of the Western world.

This means that while some of these truth lenses are not the natural experience for someone from the East, they very well may have adopted these lenses through their interaction in the global economy. I hope that helps. Let us know if you are able to read the book!