What’s your worldview? I’ve heard some say they don’t even have one. But the thing of it is, everyone has a worldview. And the interactive book by James N. Anderson appropriately called What’s Your Worldview? shows us with clarity that we all do have a worldview which means, we all have a philosophical lens in which we see life.
The really neat thing about James N. Anderson’s What’s Your Worldview? is that it isn’t like other books that you read from front to back. You’re actually meant to flip around to different pages throughout because it has interactive prompts that ask you, the reader, questions to reveal your worldview.
So for instance, there’s one page that asks, “Do you have the power to make free choices?” If you feel like you do, you turn to the author gives you a page number to turn to. If you don’t, you’re given a different page to turn to. There you’ll find another page with another prompt and so continues the personal questions asked until you finally arrive at the conclusion page which tells you what your worldview is.
I’ll give you a little rundown of the questions you could be asked:
- Is there any objective truth?
- is it possible to know the truth?
- is anything objectively good or bad?
- is there more than one valid religion?
- is there a God?
- is God a personal being?
- did Jesus of Nazareth rise from the dead?
Overall, there are twenty-one questions. How many questions you’re asked depends upon which conclusion you arrive at and which page the book directs you to turn to.
Now the second half of the book is filled with the conclusion: the lists of different worldviews with each page devoted to a prominent worldview. There are twenty-one prominent worldviews listed. I’m not going to list every one of them because that would get a little exhaustive! Just know, the What’s Your Worldview covers quite a lot! They include but aren’t limited to:
- atheistic dualism
- atheistic idealism
- finite dualism
Overall Thoughts on What’s Your Worldview?
I think What’s Your Worldview? is great intro book to worldview and would especially be useful for homeschooling purposes, anyone who is curious about worldview studies/comparative religions, and anyone who cares for someone of a different worldview than themselves to better understand their philosophical lens.
Hope is still an option,