“All You Want to Know about the Bible in Pop Culture” by Kevin Harvey

All You Want to Know about the Bible in Pop Culture: Finding Our Creator in Superheroes, Prince Charming, and Other Modern MarvelsAll You Want to Know about the Bible in Pop Culture: Finding Our Creator in Superheroes, Prince Charming, and Other Modern Marvels by Kevin Harvey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this book, Kevin Harvey, the author, explores pop culture, from movies to music, hits and flops, television and more. The point? Perhaps partly to entertain himself, and partly to look for similarities, Harvey came across basic lessons in his experiences that pointed back to the Creator. Even though the original intent of the features may have lacked this referential nod, Harvey believes so wholeheartedly in his interpretation that he created this book to catalog his experiences.

Do you just want to be special?
Do you just want to know your parents love you?
Do you just want to be accepted in life?

So do the characters in the stories Harvey reviews, and he takes to pointing out the similarities that points not only to a yearning for the Creator’s love, but in some cases indirectly to Him as well, revealing a need in our society that the modern marvels of the entertainment industry can never meet. Harvey’s comparisons are motivational in the least, and heart-wrenching at times. He hits a key that is all too familiar with the world, and reveals that his experience has truth to it.

Every tale, regardless of how dark or hopeless, gives credit to the Creator in some fashion. It’s our challenge, or in this case Harvey’s, to discover the hat tip. This book saves readers much effort, and gives a spiritual revelation to every media tale. It’s biggest weakness is its approach to embrace too many shows, and its light approach. While many readers may be looking for a full meal, this book only delivers and appetizer. The realization that even the Torah is only a shadow of things to come brings realization that this book could never deliver – only the complete Bible can – such a low-calorie approach is acceptable for this title.

I enjoyed the book, and found myself moved at times. That alone gives it my recommendation.

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