Dr. Ernie Zarra has written When the Secular Becomes Sacred to help us to understand what more and more families are witnessing first-hand. American culture and public learning institutions are complicit in laying the foundation for radical changes, beginning with our nation’s students. These changes strike at the very core of the nuclear family. Zarra exposes the influences of secular culture, especially as these are found in contemporary political, gender, and sexual identity movements. In doing so, he challenges the reader to contemplate America’s culture as it emerges from the Ivory Towers and is shaped by the media and political forces.— Daryl Martin, Pharm. D., retired professor
Before reading When the Secular Becomes Sacred, I couldn’t put my finger on what I saw happening in our culture. Humanism as a philosophy is nothing new but assuming the place of a national religion is a dramatic shift. Dr. Ernie Zarra, with well researched details, explains how this has happened in our schools and within society as a whole. Every educator and concerned person needs to read this book with great attention.— Roger Oakley, MA, religion
As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” So says an ancient Jewish proverb. New ways of thinking are going viral, transforming the traditional ways we see reality. In When the Secular Becomes Sacred, Dr. Ernie Zarra makes both a thorough and convincing case for secular humanism as the parent of these new orthodoxies. He goes further, arguing that humanism is now our society’s leading religion, and that its impacts upon students should be of concern to all.— Michael William Walker, Th.M.
I have found Dr. Ernie Zarra's latest book, When the Secular Becomes Sacred, to be very thought-provoking! From start to finish, Dr. Zarra examines our increasingly divided nation and asks the questions that must be asked if we are to remain a civilized and respectful society. He explains we must not ignore the failures of past civilizations, whose collapses were brought about by cultural confusion, and selfish, myopic humanistic ideas--the likes of which we see in our own society today. Seriously, open-minded leaders ought to read this book and heed its findings. If not, then American society will fall victim from within, as many others have fallen throughout history.— James A. Bowe, Associate Minister, Blogger