Already Compromised by Ken Ham and Greg Hall takes a hard look at Christian universities and what they truly believe and teach. Using a series of questions and assisted by Britt Beemer, a researcher who helped Ham write the previous book, Already Gone, Ham and Hall reveal what over 300 mainstream Christian colleges believe about the Bible.
Ham and Hall alternate as the authors of the book as they examine the beliefs of the religion departments, the science departments, the presidents, and the vice presidents of the colleges that responded. They look at questions such as “Do you believe the Bible is inspired? Do you believe that the book of Genesis is literally true? What do you think differentiates a Christian university from a secular one?” As they reveal the answers to these questions, they consider the topic of worldview, what makes a Christian worldview, and how Christian parents and young people can select a college and thrive spiritually in college.
I was very interested in the topic of this book because I have heard Ken Ham speak personally on the subject. I attended a secular university after attending a Christian school in grade school and high school, and one day I will have children who may attend college. So, it is a relevant topic for me. The book was well-written, and the answers revealed were eye opening. Once more I realized just how important worldview is and how not every institution that labels itself as Christian can be assumed to have a Biblical worldview. The appendix contains several useful topics also- an explanation of a theory which purports that Moses that did not author the first five books of the Bible, quotes from professors at “Christian” universities that are obviously not Christian, and a questionnaire to aid parents and students in choosing a college.
I agree with the authors of the book entirely. My only dislike was that so many things they said seemed redundant. There were several things repeated throughout the book in multiple places. This made reading a little difficult for me. Still, I would recommend this as a good, informative read- biblically accurate and relevant.
I received a free copy of this book from New Leaf Publishing for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.