Eugene Peterson’s "Eat This Book" … and Moviegoing

I am finding Eugene Peterson's Eat This Book to be a particularly inspiring meditation on our need to read, taste, chew, and digest the Bible.And along the way, I am thunderstruck by how often the points Peterson is making about how we should read scripture run parallel what I've tried to convey about how we should attend to art.I've just read a section on the power and essentiality of storytelling. (p. 40)Check this out:Honest stories respect our freedom; they don't manipulate us, … [Read more...]

Blog Sightings!

Mentions of Through a Screen Darkly are popping up online.I'm going to keep track of this, partly because I'm curious to see where the book lands, and what happens when it does. And, partly because... well... I wrote the book in hopes that it would inspire further conversation about the power of movies, the rewards of movies, and the dangers of movies. If that conversation's gonna happen, I want to be there. … [Read more...]

Musing About the Joy of Books

I'm hearing from folks all over the country that their copies of Through a Screen Darkly are arriving in the mail.Isn't it strange? You can write about anything on the Internet, and it can be read all over the world instantly. But if you put it on paper, and it takes days for it to arrive somewhere in the mail, suddenly everybody agrees that it's a reason to celebrate!The Internet is great, but as far as I'm concerned... books are still the best mode of reading. When you hold the book, … [Read more...]

A Piece of the Front Cover

Auralia's-Type

This is the work of an artist named Kristopher Orr. Wait until you see the illustration he's crafted that goes with it... … [Read more...]


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