The Wisdom Pyramid: Feeding Your Soul in a Post-Truth World
What is the true source of wisdom?
Today’s world has more and more information readily available, but less and less wisdom. Many people seek to acquire wisdom from easily accessible sources such as social media and popular culture but are often misled. How should Christians acquire wisdom in today’s media-saturated culture?
Inspired by the concept of the food pyramid, Brett McCracken presents a biblical paradigm for wisdom in today’s distracted age, illustrating his argument through a “wisdom pyramid.” McCracken suggests a balanced, healthy diet of information from sources ranked in order of importance—the Bible, the church, nature, books, beauty, and lastly, the internet and social media. By focusing on lasting and reliable sources of wisdom, and by being more discerning about the information they consume, Christians will become wiser—not for their own glorification, but ultimately for God’s.
Table of Contents
Introduction: An Unwise Age
Part 1: Sources of Our Sickness
Chapter 1: Information Gluttony
Chapter 2: Perpetual Novelty
Chapter 3: “Look Within” Autonomy
Part 2: Sources of Our Wisdom
Introduction: Sources of Truth for a Life of Wisdom
Chapter 4: The Bible
Chapter 5: The Church
Chapter 6: Nature
Chapter 7: Books
Chapter 8: Beauty
Chapter 9: The Internet and Social Media
Chapter 10: What Wisdom Looks Like