Saturday, September 10, 2016

Books read in 2016: No. 47 -- Visual Theology

by Tim Challies and Josh Byers

Started: August 28
Finished: Sept. 9

Notes: My associate pastor at church lent me this book, suggesting I read it, so I'll give it a go and find out what it's about.

Mini review: Basically, this is a solid, basic breakdown of what it means to be a protestant Christian in today's world (at least from a somewhat but not totally conservative viewpoint). The casual Christian or the secular reader will probably not find much here of interest, nor will someone looking to study deep theology or who wants to get into doctrine. However, this would be a fairly good book for someone new to Christianity, or possibly for someone who is preaching or teaching a Sunday school class for the first time. And though this is a somewhat basic book, the writing doesn't talk down to the reader but remains clear and free of a lot of theological jargon; the graphics in this book would make good pull-outs for a classroom, maybe even good posters.


Charles Gramlich said...

Have paused in my research into theology for a while. Fascinating, but so few answers.

Ty said...

I've come to the conclusion that at least from a truly Christian point of view, answers are not the point. In fact, they might even be besides the point. Some might consider that a cop out, and I won't argue against that other than to say far too many people, believers and non-believers alike, have a too elementary viewpoint concerning religion, specifically Christianity in this case.