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Where is the Secular World?

I’m deeply grateful to Dr. Christian Overman for his very generous review of my new book Beyond the Sacred-Secular Divide: Towards a Wholistic Life and Ministry.

Dr. Overman is founding director of Seattle-based Worldview Matters. He wrote:

While reading this book, at times I felt like weeping. I wasn’t sure why, until I got to the last paragraph: “We are living at a kairos moment in church history-a pivotal time where old paradigms are giving way and new ones are emerging.”I then knew my spirit was weeping with God, in a rare combination of relief, joy and hope. Scott Allen has done a masterful job of pulling the important pieces together into one place. His book will remain in my top-ten list of “game changers” for a long time to come. My copy is highlighted throughout, with explanation points, arrows and smiley faces.

Dr. Overman has himself been doing an outstanding series on the sacred-divide at his blog site. I found this entry particularly powerful.

He raises a great question: Where exactly is the secular world? In response, he provides this terrific video interview with author Nancy Pearcey:


You may wish to read some of my earlier blog posts on this topic here and here.

Beyond the Sacred-Secular Divide: Towards a Wholistic Life and Ministry is available through June 30 for 30% off our retail price when you enter the promotional code klspromo.  After that, the price at the DNA website store will be $7.00. If you’d like to see a sample chapter and make a purchase, please visit the Beyond the Sacred-Secular Divide website!

– Scott Allen

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Scott Allen serves as president of the DNA secretariat office. After serving with Food for the Hungry for 19 years in both the United States and Japan, working in the areas of human resources, staff training and program management, he teamed up with Darrow Miller and Bob Moffitt to launch the DNA in 2008. Scott is the author of Beyond the Sacred-Secular Divide: A Call to Wholistic Life and Ministry and co-author of several books including, As the Family Goes, So Goes the Nation: Principles and Practices for Building Healthy Families. His most recent book is Why Social Justice is Not Biblical Justice. Scott lives with his wife, Kim, in Bend, OR. They have five children.