Kevin Harvey: ‘All You Want To Know About The Bible In Pop Culture’ book review

With razor-sharp wit and spot-on observations about Christianity in modern culture, Kevin Harvey delivers a critical commentary that’s as entertaining as it is thought provoking. Making it clear he’s not endorsing pop culture as theological foundation, he identifies Biblical themes, ideas and principles from films (Noah, Son of God, The Avengers, Spider-Man, etc.), television (such as Lost and reality-based shows), and music (Christina Perri, Mumford & Sons, etc.). While some of the analogies may seem a bit of a stretch, Harvey’s recurrent observations are sound. Because of their display of human emotion, depravity, and the God-created need for a Savior, the aforementioned examples have mass appeal and often conjure spiritual thought despite the creator’s intentions. The takeaway for Christians is that the proliferation of Biblical ideas, portrayed accurately or not, has value as a conversation starter. As Harvey implies, pop-culture offers partial truths and it does ask poignant questions. However, it’s up to the church to deliver the whole truth.

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