All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture by Kevin Harvey

Book description:

Somehow, it’s hard to picture pop culture and Christianity going hand-in-hand, but maybe we simply aren’t looking at things the right way. All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture reveals places where readers may be surprised to find redeeming values and gospel messages in today’s movies, music, popular TV shows, and much more!

When you look closely, past the outrageous outfits and the antics of teen pop-sensations, it’s easy to see that from the big screen to the small screen and right down to the radio waves, God and His stories are still prevalent in pop culture today. There are movies and television shows that speak eternal truth, reality show families who represent believers well, even fictional Christians portrayed in a positive light. And if you listen closely, musicians are still conversing with God as the original songwriters of the Bible did. For the reader searching for meaning in media today, All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture is the perfect choice.

My review:

I’ve often noticed biblical themes or phrases in secular books or movies, so I was excited to read this book and see what Harvey had to share.  I enjoyed this book, even though I have to admit that I wasn’t familiar with all of the television shows he mentioned.  However, he devoted an entire chapter to the show Lost, so that makes it a five star book automatically to me!  That was my favorite chapter.  Obviously Lost was all about good versus evil and finding the meaning of life as well as sacrificial love.  Harvey pointed out things about Lost that I had never thought about before, which proves to me I need to go back and watch the entire series again!

Generally speaking, I really enjoyed the chapters and sections that talked about shows, movies, and songs that I am familiar with.  I didn’t find the other ones quite as interesting, although a couple of the movies I thought I should watch.  I was anticipating more details about specific scriptures and lessons, but I still enjoyed the book.  I thought the mazes, crosswords, word searches, and other activities in the back of the book were a lot of fun, too.

If you are looking for a fun book, with interesting insights into some popular movies, shows, and songs, this is a great book for you.  It is a unique book that is different from any other book I have read before!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Book Look Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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