Book Review: “The Secular Creed”

The Secular Creed: Engaging Five Contemporary Claims

by Rebecca McLaughlin

Mike’s Rating:

5 out of 5 cups of coffee!

It’s no secret that we are living in a society that is, to a large degree, embattled over several hot-button issues. So many of the conversations in the public forum are one-sided and often hostile to any differing opinions.

There often seems to me a shortage of people who will step into the middle of the conversation and try to honestly and compassionately examine the hard issues with both theological and intellectual integrity. Rebecca McLaughlin has done exactly that.

In her book, “The Secular Creed,” McLaughlin carefully approaches five unique but not altogether unrelated issues by considering the slogans that embody the cultural currents. If you simply look at the table of contents, you might expect this is a very different book than it is. But the chapter titles are the very cultural slogans that she explores.

I knew when I saw this book recommended by someone I follow on social media that I needed to read it. I needed a clear, compassionate unpacking of these issues that sought to filter them through a responsibly biblical lens. This volume did not disappoint.

I recommend this book in particular to folks like me who struggle to acknowledge the real heartache and hurt and even abuse this is real and present in our society while maintaining a biblically responsible and theologically honest posture.

On the other hand, if you are a looking for a Bible hammer to smash someone, I am glad to say you will not find it here. I hate that this book is needed. I’m so glad that it has been written for my edification and, I hope, a deeper understanding of the issues at hand.

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