This book is a must-read for anyone who is looking for Christ-centered input while thinking deeply about the world around them. The book discusses everything from the ideas of Marx and Freud, to Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations." It elucidates clearly the effect of Modernism and Post-Modernism on the current state of Christianity, both positively and negatively. It also takes a good hard look at the alternative to the many philosophies and beliefs of this world that Christianity offers, and points out the idols that we often accept as substitutes for the truth of Christ. It is not an leisurely read, and familiarity with (even more so--interest in) basic philosophy, history, and current events is strongly recommended.