Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Buyer Beware: Finding Truth in The Market Place of Ideas.

Buyer Beware: Finding Truth in the Marketplace of Ideas

What are they selling?
What are you buying?

Our society and culture are described by authoress Janet Parshall as Vanity Fair, 
an allusion to Pilgrim's Progress. 

The fair has plenty of rotten ideas and rotten doings that headline our news on a daily basis.
That is what is being sold: world-views, ideologies, words, theories, some of them very rotten.
Not all bad, but you can't just accept them as they come and go from fashion. 
Bad ideas will always be sold in this fallen world.

The question that Janet's newest book asks is: What are YOU buying from these vendors of thoughts and words? 

In Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, the characters Christian and Faithful say they buy only the truth. 
The Truth is what the Word offers. The world offers quite another message. 

This book has chapters on the home, family, marriage, and more. 
In the chapter on the home, for example, there is insight into how the culture of broken families are failing our young people and sending shockwaves into the future. 

Janet Parshall is a smart cookie with a provocative radio program loaded with knowledgeable guests offering insight into the issues we face as we navigate Vanity Fair. 

This book, Buyer Beware: Finding Truth in the Market Place of Ideas is a base hit. 
I recommend it. 
It is plain speaking. 

Reviewed by Kirk Farrell. 

Janet ParshallJanet Parshall has been consistently profiled as one of the top 100 "talkers" in Talkers magazine, the leading trade publication of the talk industry. In 2011 and 2008, Janet was awarded the National Religious Broadcasters On-Air Personality of the Year. Janet was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Religious Broadcasters in 1998, and has served on its Executive Board since 2001. She is the recipient of the Excellence in Communications award from Women in Christian Media. Janet was also elected to Sigma Delta Omega for high attainments in the field of broadcasting.
Throughout her career, Janet has been a devoted advocate of the principles and policies that strengthen the family. In February 2005, Parshall was selected by President George W. Bush to represent the White House as public delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. As a radio and television commentator, author, and advocate for the family, Janet speaks nationwide on public policy issues that impact family preservation and promotion. She has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs, including Crossfire, Hardball, Nightline, Larry King Live, Donahue, The 700 Club, Hannity & Colmes and NewsNight with Aaron Brown, and has also appeared on various other programs on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, CBN, PBS, the BBC and NPR. Janet has also been featured in People magazine.
Janet is a graduate of Carroll College in Wisconsin. She was appointed twice by Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson to the Wisconsin Women's Council, and the Governor's Commission on Families and Children.
Janet is the author of several books, including her latest Buyer Beware: Finding Truth in the Marketplace of Ideas. She and her husband, Craig, live in Virginia, and have four children and six grandchildren.

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