Word Pictures: Knowing God Through Story & ImaginationBrian GodawaInterVarsity Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback$1.49 Retail:2.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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Brunkian4 Stars Out Of 5word & pictureOctober 17, 2017BrunkianQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Well 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).
Tropical observer1 Stars Out Of 5November 9, 2009Tropical observerDoes 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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