Through the River: Understanding Your Assumptions about Truth

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Tired of all the confusion about truth? Join us on a journey to discover your truth lens. Through the River is a challenging and fascinating book that takes the reader on a poignant journey through River Town, providing an eye-opening view on how people can live in close proximity while having radically contrasting perspectives. River Town’s three communities live and act so differently because each group is using a distinct set of assumptions about truth (truth lens). This journey exposes the eternal consequences of how our truth lens influences whether we tell others what we know, insist that others accept what we know or be resigned to keep what we know to ourselves. Today the confusion about truth is great but the stakes are even greater. Our understanding of the different ways people view truth is crucial to building and maintaining constructive relationships. Through the River explores the tools God has given us to engage people who have different assumptions thereby enabling us to communicate Christ to a lost and damaged world. CONTENTS Chapter 1: Three Communities along the River Chapter 2: The River Town Story: How History Affects Truth Lenses Chapter 3: Positivism: Settling on the Rocky Shore Chapter 4: Instrumentalism: Into the River Chapter 5: Critical Realism Chapter 6: Experiencing Truth in Love Chapter 7: Holding Truth Lenses Up to the Bible Chapter 8: The Great Disturbance Chapter 9: Truth Lenses and Relationships Chapter 10: Interacting with Others on the Journey Chapter 11: The World through Your Truth Lens Chapter 12: Journeys through the River

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Jon and Mindy Hirst are co-founders of Generous Mind (, a think tank devoted to helping people be generous with their ideas. Jon graduated from Judson University with a major in Communications and a minor in Sociology. Mindy also graduated from Judson University with a major in Communications. Jon served as Director of Strategic Communication at HCJB Global and Mindy is an editor/writer for Generous Mind. They also have the exciting role of raising three children. The late Paul G. Hiebert (1932 to 2007) was Distinguished Professor of Mission and Anthropology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and previously taught at Fuller Theological Seminary. He also served as a missionary to India. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and was the author or coauthor of numerous articles and books in the fields of anthropology and missions.


"Through The River is a welcome synthesis of perspectives on truth ... This book persuasively conveys the truthful humility and balance of critical realism and argues that the discovery and holistic implementation of biblical truth takes place in the context of an interdependent community." -- Kenneth Boa, PhD, New York University and DPHil, Oxford. President, Reflections Ministries, Atlanta, GA "Jon and Mindy Hirst have masterfully distilled a complicated subject and made it understandable." -- Shelly Volkhardt, Author, Holy Habits and Kitchen Table Counseling.

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