Pinocchio Nation: Embracing Truth in a Culture of Lies

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Navpress Publishing Group, Apr 1, 2001 - Self-Help - 174 pages
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We may pay lip service to practicing integrity. But in actuality, we often end up "managing" the truth, stretching and twisting it to suit our needs. Should we worry about it? After all, everyone does it. According to almost any poll or report, we've become a pragmatic people, a Pinocchio Nation.

How did we come to handle the truth so lightly? And what choices do each of us have in the matter? What are the daily and lasting advantages of integrity, and why should we wield its influence in an apparently disinterested culture?

In Pinocchio Nation, Devlin Donaldson and Steve Wamberg take a probing look at how our understanding of truth affects every aspect of our lives. Its influence can be seen in our families, our workplaces, our community institutions, and in each successive future generation. Integrity matters and, surprisingly, it's not that difficult to master.

By taking "truth" out of the philosophical realm and making it imminently practical (see the enclosed Personal Integrity Workbook), Donaldson and Wamberg have created a powerful resource for personal change. For there's more to integrity than simply staying out of trouble -- its benefits encompass everything from healthier relationships to strength of character to our ability to have a positive impact on the world around us.

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Embracing Truth in a Culture of Lies

User Review  - Leanne -

The above is the subtitle of the book, a fairly comprehensive examination of truth telling. With many many sub-headings, the book deals with honesty with oneself, within the family, in society, etc ... Read full review

User Review  - Gerald Hill -

This was interesting, but I thought there was too much use of the word "spirituality." That word, without a specific definition, can mean any number of things, not necessarily good. Any spirituality not directed to the Lord Jesus can be dangerous and misleading. Read full review



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He attended Judson College in Elgin, Illinois, where he majored in human relations with a minor in philosophy & religion. He received an M.A. in counseling psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He spent eighteen years with Compassion International, most recently as director of marketing & development.

He holds a B.S. in communication from Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska & a master of divinity with an emphasis in theology & ethics from Northern Baptist Theological SEminary in Lombard, Illinois.

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