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All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture

Finding Our Creator in Superheroes, Prince Charming, and Other Modern Marvels

Regular Price: $16.99

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Quick Overview:

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!
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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. 

Features include:

 

  • Fun Bible-based facts and trivia questions
  • Examples of biblical messages from current TV shows, films, and pop songs
  • A casual and engaging resource
Contributor(s) Kevin Harvey
About the Contributor(s) Kevin Harvey

Kevin Harvey has spent the last twelve years as an editor and writer in Christian publishing, including writing and self-publishing his first book--Jonah, John, and the Second Greatest (but Most Avoided) Commandment. However, he has spent much longer immersing himself in pop culture, especially during the summer movie season. If he's not reading, writing, or watching the latest superhero movie, he's probably out running, training for his next race.

ISBN-10 0718005511
ISBN-13 9780718005511
Publish Date Mar 24, 2015
Weight (lbs) 1.0000
Height 9.00
Width 6.00
Length 240
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $16.99
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Sarah
Overall Rating
Now I’ll admit I requested this book more for my oldest than myself, but I knew I had to read it and so I did – I don’t usually try to find Jesus or Biblical themes in everything I watch or listen to. I know that if I’m watching say, CSI, more than likely it’s not going to have a Christian theme, if it does it’s usually Christians being made fun of, or if I listen to KISS more than likely there isn’t going to be much God talk. I think though, for our younger culture who is very much into the movies and even being able to personally interact with celebrities on social media that knowing how to see God in EVERYTHING is worth knowing. Kevin, the author draws parallels to some famous superheroes and other modern, well known celebrities or fictional characters and he does a good job at it (although I don’t recommend reading it late at night or you may not get much out of it).

For my children and I the favorite parts of the book were the quizzes at the end of certain chapters and games like the mazes or cross words – we did the quizzes at night in our cabin during our church’s family camp. Some of the choices were funny, like Alf was mentioned as a choice and we all laughed at that while some had us needing to grab our Bibles and re-read the account and were left in awe by what we had forgotten or not learned. I also enjoyed learning that some of our rote sayings like “escape by the skin of his teeth” was actually in the Bible and is attributed to Job – it makes our phrases take on a whole new meaning when one can see that they come from great men and/or women of the Bible. A great read for adults and while not all quiz questions were suitable for my now 9 year old, it was easy to skip them and include the whole family in on their Bible knowledge!

**I was given a copy of this book from BookLook in exchange for my honest opinion, no other compensation was given. (Posted on 8/16/2015)
Review by Brigitte
Overall Rating
All You Want to Know about the Bible in Pop Culture: finding our Creator in Superheroes, Prince Charming and other modern marvels by Kevin Harvey. I started to read this book when I first received and, but unfortunately I misplaced it and lost it. It took so long to find it since I had an accident and couldn’t actually get up and look for it but anyway, I missed it! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it again and read it! It is so well written and easy to read and just so funny! And best of all it’s SO TRUE! It is a refreshing read, perfect for the summer or anytime. Kevin Harvey simply puts it best. He brings up so many little details that I hadn’t noticed before that are so full of Truth and so simple that I almost feel silly since I didn’t see them the first or even second time I watched those movies! I never saw the parallel between Despicable Me and Psalm 68 and Deut. 10:18. Or even how Frozen is all about sacrificial love… Just as the Bible is.
And then Havey shows us how so many of our common sayings are actually rooted in the Bible, if not simply direct quotes from God’s Word. Job was the first to “Escape by the skin of his teeth”, Jeremiah to say that the leopard can’t change his spots. The Bible has such a big presence in today’s culture and we don’t even see it. There are so many little doors that are planted in movies, music and TV, all we have to do is open those doors and we will open conversations with our unsaved friends and family. Why try and make things harder, they are hearing God’s message every time they go to the movies or turn on the radio. All we have to do is bring it up to them, show them the message!

This book was a great read, which I will probably re-read since there is so much information in it! It has a beautiful eye-catching cover and has a pleasant surprise at the back…Crosswords, Word search and more! I’d say it’s the perfect summer book. I would totally recommend it. And actually already have. If you are entertained by Pop Culture, you will enjoy this book.
(Posted on 7/7/2015)

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