Tuesday, June 9, 2015
All You Want To Know About The Bible in Pop Culture combines two of my very favorite things: The Bible, and pop culture. Kevin Harvey has written a fun, informative, and interesting little book here, with something to appeal to bible scholars and movie aficionados alike.
Taking a look at everything from films to television to music to super heroes, Harvey walks us through the current state of pop culture, showing us where we can find God - and biblical values - in seemingly unlikely places. He gives countless specific examples, and cites such popular favorites as Superman, Lost, The Big Bang Theory, and Katy Perry. He shows us that the important messages of the Gospel aren't exclusive to our Sunday morning church services, and that if we are open to it, we can find them even in the movie theater, in Tuesday night sitcoms, and in the Billboard Top Ten.
As someone who whole-heartedly loves God and pop culture, I truly appreciated this book. It reaffirmed to me what I already believed to be true: That God is everywhere. You just need to be willing to find him.
On a practical level, the book was organized well. The chapters were short, and punctuated with interesting side-bars, little quizzes, quotes, and games. It was a fast and fun read, and an excellent choice for anyone who may want to challenge their belief that there is "nothing of God" in pop culture.
I received this book for free from the BookLook Bloggers program in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.