Let Those Who Have Ears To Hear
This book proves that Christian Rock attackers know absolutely nothing about the bible and music and how they both go together. All the scripture is either not relevant to the matter or is taken out of context. The book makes some very untrue and racist assumptions about the history of music. A little research reveals that her understand of the ancient Israelite culture is not correct, the music and dancing they had was very similar to today's CCM. Every excuse she "rebukes" in the books is valid and most of the answers she gives avoid the question because of lack of evidence on her side. By the way, the Hymn writer's did use worldly tunes to write hymns, "Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee" anyone?Sadly what we have here is a poorly researched, sadly mislead book filled with emotional opinion; or at worst she is purposely misleading the reader. Last point, God gave us emotion for a reason, and it is an essential in worship, this is backed up many times in the Bible. Every argument she makes can be knocked down easily. Kimberley and the 5 star reviewers need to learn to study the Bible properly and take a few basic courses on logic and truly study music unbiased. (No offense intended.)
June 17, 2010
This was probably the best book I have read on this issue. It was written in such a manner that it was easy to read - not so much historical detail that it got bogged down. But she addresses all the arguments and how they compare to scripture. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is searching for Biblical truth concerning this issue.
November 11, 2008
This book is well-done by someone who KNOWS music and how to analyze it ! Detractors ( no offense intended) seem to not want to face the facts and are being guided by their emotions. This book and it's counterpart are excellent.
September 20, 2008
This book is not much different than her first one. She still is taking scripture out of context.(example, Amos 5:23) And in this one she has a really dumb question, "If they took the music away...would you still follow Jesus" on the front cover. That is a question that has no logical answer. If you say yes, you would prove her wrong. If you say no, then you would still prove her wrong because the question doesn't specify what music. And, I for one, like the hymns as well as CCM, and it would really make me stumble as a Christian if our church service had no music what so ever. This book is probably more dangerous than her first. She said in the book that you can't be a Christian if you were saved because of CCM, because you don't love God, you love the music. And again, as I said on my review for her first book, "The only reason i would recommend this book to someone is to show them that people against CCM have to twist scripture to prove their point." And when people like her have a Master's degree in Biblical Study, you would think they wouldn't "accidentally" take verses out of context.
June 8, 2007