- Buyer Beware
- FindingTruth in the Marketplace of Ideas
- Janet Parshall
- Moody Press Publishers
- ISBN 978-0-8024-561-6
- 205 pp.
Based on writings in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, the prophet Jeremiah’s instructions from God to the Israelites in Babylon, and other historical teachings Parshall builds her theses that we should be evangelists and also be involved in the culture. The “Market Place of Ideas” can be a trap and needs truths that God’s people understand.
The author discusses issues prevalent in today’s society that are “bad ideas leading to bad choices with even worse consequences.” Followers of God need to actively counteract these ideas instead of being influenced by them. These include present day behaviors involving marriage, the family, materialism and the life of unborn, for example.
A clearly thought out presentation, Buyer Beware can motivate people to consider better solutions to social problems. The author presents practical actions that range from easy to more difficult, but can impact the culture for good. Jeremiah’s message was to ‘work for the good of the city where you live’, because that brings peace for everyone as God desires.