Saving Leonardo: A Call To Resist The Secular Assault On Mind, Morals, & Meaning by Nancy Pearcey is a heavy book. Yes, it’s physically heavy (with glossy pages and beautiful photographs), but it’s also heavy in terms of its ideas. The book took me most of the month to read, simply because I had to re-read quite a bit of it.
Every author, painter, singer, philosopher, songwriter, playwright, director, sculptor, and architect has a worldview – a way they see the world and answer the “big questions” of life – and their work reflects it in some way or another. Today’s dominant worldview is secularism (which leaves God completely out of the picture). Pearcey demonstrates the old and true adage that ideas have consequences. She shows how the secular worldview, and all of its variations, works itself out in real-life.
Saving Leonardo won’t bring the anti-biblical worldview to a screeching halt, but it will allow anyone who reads it and pays attention to recognize the false ideas and reject them. We’ll also be better equipped to make the case for biblical truth. This isn’t an easy read, but it’s worth the work.
Pearcey should be commended for bringing the ideas of Francis Schaeffer to a new generation. What he taught is still true and still applies.
If you read this book, and I recommend it, your discernment meter will be turned up a few notches, and that’s a good thing!