Book Review: Redefining Truth

Redefining Truth:  Delusions Of Replacing God And Calling Evil Good, by David Fiorazo

[Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.]

This book ought to be red meat in the eyes of culture warriors who eat up books like this [1].  This author writes this book as if he has an enemies list that he views as God’s enemies and he wants to write as much ugly and unpleasant truth about them as possible to put people on their guard.  It’s pretty clear which target audience this author is aiming at, passionately political evangelicals who feel attacked by cultural liberals and New Agers and cultists and who are ready to fight.  I have mixed feelings about this myself.  On the one hand, the author is clearly on target with a lot of his commentary about the public evils that godly people have to face at present, but at the same time there is a lot in this book that comes off as being somewhat mean-spirited and petty, and even a bit hypocritical.  For example, the author takes offense at the correct opposition of Jehovah’s Witnesses to a great deal of pagan practices and then turns and condemns Catholics for plenty of the pagan practices that they endorse, like the use of rosary beads.  Pot, meet kettle.

This book has sixteen chapters that take up about 300 pages of material that fortunately reads fast when the book isn’t making the reader angry enough that one has to stop reading for a while.  The author begins with a defense of truth and a discussion of how Satan operates in culture.  Then the author turns to the liberal problems of one-way tolerance and the transgender agenda and the way that truth and facts don’t care about feelings and trends.  Then the author talks about the lies of the left followed by the fight for religious freedom.  After this the author turns his attention to the threat of relativism within the church and then Israel’s true prophetic history, which leads him to rant about replacement theology.  This is followed by a discussion of “natural” marriage and how it can be saved and then a discussion of abortion as the real war on women.  This is followed by a discussion of the influence of the occult on entertainment and then a chapter that is critical of Scientology.  The next three chapters discuss various other religions the author has problems with ranging from atheism to Islam to Mormonism and Roman Catholicism and others.  The book then ends with a discussion about Jesus and a summary of the book’s materials.

This is a book whose whole is less than the sum of its parts.  For most of the book, the author careens between one subject and another without any sense of overall coherence.  The title of the book would suggest that the book is about epistemology and the concern about ultimate truth, but towards the end of the book there are four straight chapters that appear to be comparative religion texts, and in between these there is everything from a discussion of biblical prophecy to political discussions.  I’m not sure what the author was trying to accomplish.  Certainly he hits a lot of targets, but this is a book that would have been greatly aided with a structure that tied together the author’s various discussions in parts that demonstrated, for example, the importance of truth in different aspects of life and worldview, rather than leaving the reader to be confused about the way the book is supposed to hang together.  Still, even if the book lacks a certain amount of structure and cohesion, there is still enough red meat here to please this book’s target audience of frustrated evangelical culture warriors.

[1] See, for example:

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2017/04/05/book-review-how-to-win-the-culture-war/

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2017/10/07/book-review-armed-and-dangerous/

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2017/07/27/book-review-the-institutes-of-biblical-law-volume-one/

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2017/07/23/book-review-republic-of-outsiders/

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2016/02/05/book-review-you-will-be-made-to-care/

https://edgeinducedcohesion.blog/2015/08/23/book-review-the-cost-of-our-silence/

About nathanalbright

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