Images And Idols: Creativity For The Christian Life – Book Review

Images And Idols

Images And Idols by Thomas J. Terry & J. Ryan Lister – Book Review

If you are a Christian who is blessed with the gift of creativity in any way, shape or form, you may be wondering how your creativity fits into God’s sovereign plans for His kingdom, for the world, and for your life.

How does your creativity connect you to your Creator? What does creativity reveal about God? How can we use our creativity to reflect God’s glory in a broken world?

Images And Idols: Creativity For The Christian Life by Thomas J. Terry and J. Ryan Lister does a great job of exploring these topics and more!

In Images And Idols, the authors present us with a theology for creativity – something you won’t hear preached from the pulpits or jumping off of your local bookstore’s bookshelves very often. This isn’t a book on how to create but rather on why we create – why we feel the urge and impulse to create – what creativity looks like from God’s perspective – and how we, as Christians, are called to reclaim our creativity for God.

This is a very insightful book into the nature of creativity and how the world can turn our creativity into an idol that will take us away from God if we are not careful to root our identity in Him and not ourselves or the works of our hands.

Images And Idols is a more challenging read than the average non-fiction Christian book – it’s designed to make you think – but that’s a good thing. Read this book slowly, carefully ponder its points, and see how God speaks to you through this book.

I greatly appreciate this one-of-a-kind work on a very important but often neglected topic!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.


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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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3 Responses to “Images And Idols: Creativity For The Christian Life – Book Review”

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  1. Janine says:

    Sounds very interesting! A few years ago I was pondering these types of questions about creativity. Thanks for letting us know about the book.

  2. This sounds great! visiting you from the mommynificient link up.

  3. Kristie says:

    It sounds like something I need to read! Thanks for doing the book review!

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