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In our lives there is a colour like that on a painter’s palette, which gives meaning to both life and art. It is the colour of love. Marc Chagall

Books

Ryken, Philip: Art for Gods Sake

Book Review

Philip Graham Ryken, Art for God’s Sake: A Call to Recover the Arts, Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, 2006. 64 pages.
 
by Douglas Groothuis, Professor of Philosophy Denver Seminary
 
A small book on a big topic is a dangerous proposition. It may show disrespect for its subject by bragging that it can be read in a short time, such as Kant in 90 Minutes. (Kant in 90 minutes is not Kant at all.) On the other hand, a short book can thoughtfully introduce a profound subject worthy of further consideration; it may be a primer. Art for God’s Sake is a worthy primer; it addresses the relationship of Christian faith and art in the hope of helping Christians “recover the arts.”