A World of Difference: Putting Christian Truth-Claims to the Worldview Test

Baker, 2007
ISBN: 9780801068225


At a time when Christian belief is constantly challenged, understanding different worldviews can help Christians think and live faithfully. Kenneth Samples’ own life-and-death crisis encourages believers to develop a worldview perspective based on truth, critical thinking, and logic. In A World of Difference, he addresses the historic Christian worldview and evaluates four modern-day competitors—Islam, naturalism, postmodernism, and pantheistic monism. The use of nine distinct and challenging tests shows how all worldviews should be assessed.

With compelling insight into Scripture, history, science, and theology, A World of Difference will challenge and strengthen your beliefs.

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Key Features

  • Equips believers to share and defend their faith
  • Provides a clear way to assess worldviews in light of Scripture
  • Assists Christians in approaching the intellectual challenges of our age


  • Part 1: Developing a Worldview Perspective
    • Shades of Reality
    • Testable Truth
    • Logic 101 and Christian Truth-Claims
    • Straight Thinking
  • Part 2: Exploring the Christian Worldview
    • A Christian Vision of Truth, Knowledge, and History
    • A Soldier’s Creed
    • God’s Written Word––Scripture
    • The Historic Christian View of God
    • God’s World––Creation and Providence
    • The Historic Christian View of Man
    • The Historic Christian View of Moral Values
  • Part 3 Evaluating Worldview Competitors
    • Naturalism: A Secular Worldview Challenge
    • Postmodernism: A Skeptical Worldview Perspective
    • Pantheistic Monism: An Eastern Mystical Viewpoint
    • Islam: A Radical Monotheistic Challenge
    • Testing the Christian Theistic Worldview

Praise for the Print Edition

Christians can no longer afford to be ignorant of how to think and see the world in light of their worldview and alternative worldviews. A World of Difference is the right book at the right time.

J.P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy, Talbot School of Theology

One of my biggest concerns for Christians struggling to make their way through the intellectual challenges of our age is that they often don’t have the basic categories to think biblically about their own faith. Ken Samples’ A World of Difference will give them those categories.

Kim Riddlebarger, senior pastor, Christ Reformed Church, Anaheim, CA

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About Kenneth Richard Samples

Kenneth Richard Samples is a senior research scholar with Reasons To Believe, the premier science-religion think tank. An adjunct instructor of apologetics at Biola University, Samples is the author of A World of Difference.


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