1. Word Pictures: Knowing God Through Story & Imagination
    Word Pictures: Knowing God Through Story & Imagination
    Brian Godawa
    InterVarsity Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback
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    2.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    word & picture
    October 17, 2017
    Brunkian
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    Well argued and reasoned from someone who, like many, elevated logocentrism due to modernist influence only to find it leading to an incomplete picture of scripture, faith, reason, emotion, and the communication of God. Godawa instead argues that we must appreciate word (law and propositional truth) and picture (imagery, creativity, motifs, parable, metaphor, storytelling, and narrative) as equal and essential means in which God communicates through Scripture, and which we can employ to communicate God and his truth to the world around us. Through this book, I've come to appreciate the way in which imagery, metaphor, and narrative can bypass one's own internal, "rational" defense mechanism and in a disarming way, cut to matters of the heart. As a result, I've happily started to employ creativity, storytelling, and parables to the glory of our transcendent and immanent Lord. Overall recommended (already bought one for a friend).
  2. 1 Stars Out Of 5
    November 9, 2009
    Tropical observer
    Does make you wonder...Why would the author use propositional truths to make his case? If story and imagination is enough and the best way to get the point across, why wasn't this book written as a bit of poetry or imagery? Mmmmm. If propositions were necessary for Godawa maybe it was necessary for God.
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