by Paul Asay
Interesting name. Interesting Concept. Ok, I’ll bite.
Paul is one of the guys who works for that company most Christian parents have heard of: Plugged In. He reviews movies and lets parents know what to expect. Will there be sex, drugs, nudity, blasphemy, etc… So, he’s seen a LOT of movies and, obviously, knows his stuff.
What this book is pointing out is how the prophets of old were respected in their countries and towns. If we were to see someone that now, it was probably the schizophrenic homeless guy you decided was too scary to give money to. Instead, God is using pop culture, itself, to speak to us. He shows how each movie proves the truth of God. As men we are evil and we must hope. He points out one pop culture icon after another showing how God is timeless and true and even if you don’t want to believe in Him, He will still use you.
At first I was really interested, but the further along I got, the more I felt like it was a little pointless. Yes, I love a good pop culture reference, but I didn’t feel like I was really getting anything from the book. You can take any story, I suppose, and find God in it. I don’t know that I agree with the idea that pop culture is today’s prophet thought. I think this one is a skip for me.
Thanks, netgalley, for this book! As always, this is my honest opinion. Here’s to many more!