One has to be updated on all Hollywood movies, TV series and popular music to be able to relate with and appreciate this book. Unfortunately, I am not. Therefore, it was difficult to finish this book. Even if there were synopses and brief descriptions, the details were important to be able to make the connection with the Bible.
All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture shows that we can find God’s messages everywhere; in stories, in TV shows, in songs, in movies, if we only look.
We also need to know what we look for. That means, we need to read the Bible, to imbibe it and apply it in our everyday lives. To me, this is the bottom line of this book. And that the church should do its job. And that Christians should not easily write off pop culture as bad influence.
Pop quizzes pepper the book to test the reader’s’ knowledge of the Bible.
I wish there was a theme that ties up the ideas presented in the book. They were scattered. The author, Kevin Harvey wrote about being a Christian, about the sins of humans, about how Jesus would love others, about redemption, even music in the time of Moses and other topics that don’t seem to seamlessly connect with each other.
For people who love the pop culture, like Mr. Harvey, All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture would pique their interest. But, not mine.
Note: I received a complimentary copy from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.