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Much modern art, like a Giacometti sculpture, portrays man in alienation, loneliness, despair. Was art always like this? Must it always focus on the lostness of man?
Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer, a theologian with a deep interest in the arts, shows how the Bible records the use of various art forms in the Old Testament times. Then, turning to the contemporary scene, he suggests eleven perspectives within which a Christian view of art can take shape.
For the Christian the arts can be a source of joy, a symbol of the creativity that marks the mannishness of man, man himself being made in the image of God the creator. For the Christian artist the sky is not the limit. Because he can distinguish between reality and illusion, he is the one whose imagination can “fly beyond the stars.”
Features & Benefits
* outlines the various art forms recorded in the Old Testament
* discusses current trends of modern art
* offers eleven perspectives for developing a Christian view of art
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Price: $2.99 (July 19-20)
“The Christian life is life in the Spirit,” writes John Stott. “It would be impossible to be a Christian, let alone to live and grow as a Christian, without the ministry of the gracious Spirit of God. All we have and are as Christians we owe to him.”
The Holy Spirit continues to be at work around the world, as numerous renewal movements attest. Yet much confusion and controversy remain regarding the Holy Spirit’s activity. In this classic study, John Stott provides clear biblical exposition on the promise, the fruit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He offers particular guidance on the nature of “the baptism of the Spirit” and whether certain spiritual gifts and experiences should be normative for all Christians.
Always irenic and gracious, Stott points the way to both greater biblical understanding and deeper fullness of spiritual life.
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Kregel: The Peaceful Mom: Building a Healthy Foundation with Christ as Lord by April Cassidy vs. The Beautiful Wife by Sandy Ralya
Intervarsity Press: Baptism and Fullness: The Work of the Holy Spirit Today (IVP Classics) by John Stott vs. Escape from Reason (IVP Classics) by Francis A. Schaeffer
Good Book Company: The Heart of Singleness (Live Different) by Andrea Trevenna vs. Swipe Up: A better way to do love, sex and relationships by Jason Roach
Crossway: Stott on the Christian Life: Between Two Worlds (Theologians on the Christian Life) by Tim Chester vs. Lloyd-Jones on the Christian Life: Doctrine and Life as Fuel and Fire (Theologians on the Christian Life) by Jason C. Meyer
David C. Cook: Losers Like Us: Redefining Discipleship after Epic Failure by Daniel Hochhalter vs. Soul Tattoo: A Life and Spirit Bearing the Marks of God by Samuel Kee
Named a “Book of the Century” by Christianity Today
“If Jesus was not God in human flesh, Christianity is exploded,” writes John Stott. “We are left with just another religion with some beautiful ideas and noble ethics; its unique distinction has gone.”
Who is Jesus Christ? If he is not who he said he was, and if he did not do what he said he had come to do, the whole superstructure of Christianity crumbles in ruin. Is it plausible that Jesus was truly divine? And what would that mean for us?
John Stott’s clear, classic book, now updated, examines the historical facts on which Christianity stands. Here is a sound, sensible guide for all who seek an intellectually satisfying explanation of the Christian faith.