Confession time: Theology often overwhelms me. When I think of Theology (the study of the nature of God), I think of big ideas and big words that are hard for me to understand. But knowing and understanding God is essential in knowing and loving God more. How can we know and love God more if we don't learn more about Him?
Enter Visual Theology: Seeing and Understanding The Truth About God by Tim Challies and Josh Byers. I wanted to read this book from the moment Tim Challies shared about it on his blog. When Book Look Bloggers offered a free copy in exchange for an honest review, I was sold. Here are three things that I appreciated about this book:
1. The Breakdown of Truths About God
Tim Challies and Josh Byers break down this book into four sections: Grow Close to Christ, Understand the Word of Christ, Become like Christ, and Live For Christ. Ultimately knowing more about the truths of God should help us grow in our relationship with Christ. The truths that Challies and Byers share does just that. They break down truths about God so that readers would know more about how to live as Christians in this world.
2. Helpful Visuals
You don't get Visual Theology without visuals. Challies and Byers used visuals to enhance what they were sharing in terms of theology. I found the graphics to be helpful in terms of understanding the concepts they were breaking down. While there is more text in this book than visuals, the visuals go right along with the text.
As a side note, this made me want books with information to contain more visuals and graphics! I enjoyed how this book blended visuals and information.
3. Accessible to Everyone
Visual Theology isn't an in-depth book on Christian Theology, but it is a helpful appetizer, whetting the appetite to learn more. It does what it sets out to do, showing that Theology is something that everyone can understand and how it enhances our knowledge and love of God.
Overall, I would recommend this book to those that want to learn more about God or enjoy visuals that break down truths about God in a way that everyone can understand. The books main aim is to help individuals understand concepts about God and the Bible to help them live a life in which they can know and love God more and live their life for His glory. If that's something that you would like to learn more about, then check Visual Theology out!
Shalom! I'm Madi, a laughter-loving, movie-going, spontaneous-dancing, follower of Christ. Join me as I seek glimpses of God's grace in the ordinary and everyday.
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