Part biography, part theological treatise, and part how-to guide, this gem is must-reading for all who desire cultural relevance within biblical parameters. Drane recounts her journey from personal tragedy to international clown ministry---highlighted with informed theological reflection---and provides practical suggestions on using the arts with scriptural integrity to enhance worship. 213 pages, softcover from Augsburg.
The call to be culturally relevant while remaining biblically rooted is arguably the greatest challenge facing Christians today. Olive Drane addresses this challenge in a unique style as she combines the story of her own spiritual journey with informed theological reflection on the bigger picture of what God is doing in today's world. This book contains an abundance of practical suggestions for ministry, such as interactive Bible study and guidance on how to use the arts with theological integrity.