Good Morning everyone,
I came across this blog review not long ago. Give it a read and let us know what you think?
I’m torn here at BookNotes sometimes between raving and raving, going on and on, telling why a particular new book is so important, so urgent, so helpful, and the more subtle and brief approaches. This ain’t Twitter, friends, but I do know I sometimes push the limit of your generous reading time and on-line attention span. So I will try hard not to write too much today, but this book warrants it. I want to shout it from the rooftops, in great detail. This is a great, great new book!
Ahh, the quandary: how to be brief when a book is so exciting to me, so urgent for the church, so perfect for our readership? I want to announce, describe, promote and sell this great new resource, and to avoid sounding like pure schlock, I’d love to take the time to explain it a bit.
The publisher, Zondervan, has broken new ground, offering a devotional reader that is not a typical collection of Bible readings or devotional thoughts. It is a reader on various aspects of Christian engagement with culture, a primer about the intellectual life well lived.
Edited by our friend Kelly Monroe Kullberg (of Veritas Forum), and Lael Arrington, this is a fabulous idea and is carried out well; A Faith & Culture Devotional is described as “a daily guided tour through many of the paintings, laboratories, rock arenas, great books, mass movements and private lives that have shaped the ways we think and live.”
Each section is arranged for 2 weeks, and each day includes a short piece—call it an essay or article or devotional, around a certain theme, followed by…
Read more at the Hearts and Minds blog