All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes: Christians and Popular Culture

All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes: Christians and Popular Culture

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by Kenneth A. Myers
     
 

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Ken Myers provides a fascinating look at the development of pop culture and how it influences Americans in general and Christians in particular. He argues that pop culture's quest for diversion, novelty, and instant gratification prevents us from asking questions about our true origin and destiny and the meaning of life.  See more details below

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Ken Myers provides a fascinating look at the development of pop culture and how it influences Americans in general and Christians in particular. He argues that pop culture's quest for diversion, novelty, and instant gratification prevents us from asking questions about our true origin and destiny and the meaning of life.

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ISBN-13:
9781441725967
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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“A magnificent and timely book. Fresh, witty, informative, trenchant, and eminently sane, Ken Myers's book is a must for thoughtful evangelicals... I only hope there are enough of them left to read it.”
Os Guinness, cofounder, The Trinity Forum; author, The Call

“In All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes Ken Myers looks at the entire phenomenon of popular culture–its roots, assumptions, practices, and effects. The result is a provocative book that shows how our thought, communication, and living have all been affected by popular culture's omnipresence. It should make us take a hard look at what we've accepted as harmless entertainment.”
Ted Prescott, Sculptor, former president of Christians in the Visual Arts

“Ken Myers has made an excellent contribution here, dealing not only with the roots of popular culture in social history and philosophy but also with its ultimate impact on character.”
Dick Keyes, L'Abri Fellowship

“This book is a modern classic on discerning culture from a Christian perspective. Because of its interdisciplinary range, engaging style, and sophisticated analysis, All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes is a needed antidote to worldliness, especially in its less detectable and socially acceptable forms. It makes a fine text for sociology, aesthetics, and evangelism courses at the college and graduate levels.”
Doug Groothuis, Professor of Philosophy, Denver Seminary; author, Christian Apologetics

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Meet the Author

KENNETH A. MYERS is director of Mars Hill Audio, an organization devoted to helping Christians think wisely about modern culture through a variety of audio resources. Prior to that, he was a producer and editor for National Public Radio and the executive editor of Eternity magazine. Myers is a graduate of the University of Maryland and of Westminster Theological Seminary. He is married and has two children, and lives in central Virginia.

Marvin Olasky (PhD, American Culture, University of Michigan) is the editor-in-chief of World Magazine. He has been interviewed numerous times by the national media as the developer of the concepts of compassionate conservatism and biblically objective journalism and is the author of twenty books.

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All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes: Christians and Popular Culture 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whass all dat fuss?!