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The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog

The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog

by James W. Sire

For more than forty years, The Universe Next Door has set the standard for a clear, readable introduction to worldviews. Using his widely influential model of eight basic worldview questions, James Sire examines prominent worldviews that have shaped the Western world: theism deism naturalism … Read more…

Beginning with God: A Basic Introduction to the Christian Faith

Beginning with God: A Basic Introduction to the Christian Faith

by James W. Sire

Christianity begins with God and ends with God. It is a story for all to know and understand. In this personal and easy-to-read book, James Sire offers a basic introduction to the foundational truths held by Christians at all times and in all places. The chapters are organized around a simple scheme: creation, fall, redemption, new life in Christ, and gl… Read more…

Why Should Anyone Believe Anything At All?
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Why Should Anyone Believe Anything At All?

by James W. Sire

Narrated by Sire, James W.

With insight and humor, James W. Sire examines the reasons people give for believing what they do. He then turns to the question of a specific belief—namely, belief that the Christian faith is true. Sire tackles both the best reason for belief in Christianity (the identity of Jesus) and the chief reason against it (the problem of evil). Here is a book … Read more…

Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept

Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept

by James W. Sire

What is a worldview? What lies behind your thoughts about almost everything? For more than thirty years, James W. Sire has grappled with this issue. In his widely used textbook The Universe Next Door, first published in 1976, Sire offered a succinct definition of a worldview and catalogued in summary fashion seven basic worldview alternatives. Studen… Read more…

Echoes of a Voice

Echoes of a Voice

by James W. Sire

Early evening, a young boy alone on his pony on the rim of the Nebraska Sandhills. Three darkening thunderclouds rising higher and higher on the horizon. An electric atmosphere, a quickening, light cooling breeze. A slight shiver and the boy wonders, "Am I being pursued by the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost?" These sudden, unb… Read more…

The Mark of the Christian

The Mark of the Christian

by Francis A. Schaeffer and James W. Sire

"It is possible to be a Christian without showing the mark, but if we expect non-Christians to know that we are Christians, we must show the mark." Christians have not always presented an inviting picture to the world. Too often we have failed to show the beauty of authentic Christian love. And the world has disregarded Christianity as a result.&… Read more…

The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalogue
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The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalogue

by James W. Sire

Narrated by Sire, James W.

When The Universe Next Door was first introduced nearly thirty years ago, it set the standard for a clear, readable introduction to worldviews. In concise, easily understood prose, James W. Sire explained the basics of theism, deism, naturalism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern monism and the new consciousness. // The second edition was updated and expanded… Read more…