Sharp Eyes, Soft Hearts, and Sanctified Minds: Evaluating Christian Books

I review books – a lot of books. Some people have expressed an interest in how I evaluate them. A few specific criteria govern the way I evaluate the overall effectiveness of Christian books, in particular. First and most important, is the book biblical? That is, does the content reflect the teaching of the infallible,Continue reading “Sharp Eyes, Soft Hearts, and Sanctified Minds: Evaluating Christian Books”

Sharp Eyes, Soft Hearts, and Sanctified Minds: Evaluating Christian Books

Sharp Eyes, Soft Hearts, And Sanctified Minds: Evaluating Christian Books I review books – a lot of books. Some people have expressed an interest in how I evaluate them. A few specific criteria govern the way I evaluate the overall effectiveness of Christian books, in particular. First and most important, is the book biblical? ThatContinue reading “Sharp Eyes, Soft Hearts, and Sanctified Minds: Evaluating Christian Books”

Sharp Eyes, Soft Hearts, and Sanctified Minds: Evaluating Christian Books

Sharp Eyes, Soft Hearts, And Sanctified Minds: Evaluating Christian Books I review books – a lot of books. Some people have expressed an interest in how I evaluate them. A few specific criteria govern the way I evaluate the overall effectiveness of Christian books, in particular. First and most important, is the book biblical? ThatContinue reading “Sharp Eyes, Soft Hearts, and Sanctified Minds: Evaluating Christian Books”

THE MESSAGE BEHIND THE MOVIE: How to Engage With a Film Without Disengaging Your Faith – Douglas M. Beaumont (2009)

The Message Behind the Movie by Douglas M. Beaumont discusses the importance of engaging with worldview themes in movies.  The author reveals his cards upfront (which is increasingly rare these days, especially in a movie).  He writes as an “evangelical, philosophical, theological, movie lover” and seeks to unite these interests in his approach to theContinue reading “THE MESSAGE BEHIND THE MOVIE: How to Engage With a Film Without Disengaging Your Faith – Douglas M. Beaumont (2009)”

MEANING AT THE MOVIES: Becoming a Discerning Viewer – Grant Horner (2010)

Meaning at the Movies by Grant Horner is not designed as a set of glorified cliff-notes for Christian movie buffs.  Rather, it is as the author notes, “An extended meditation on why we have movies at all, why they are so powerful, and why Christians need to think deeply and theologically about film art –Continue reading “MEANING AT THE MOVIES: Becoming a Discerning Viewer – Grant Horner (2010)”