Imagine

by Steve Turner     |     Book Summary


Author: Steve Turner
Publisher: IVP Books
Date: Second Edition, 2017
Pages: 188

Book Summary of Imagine by Steve Turner


The concept of imagination is central to the work of artists. Imagination was given to us by God, and Christians have the opportunity and calling to create quality art that impacts society, challenges norms, and brings glory to God either explicitly or implicitly. God is the creator of the universe and made us in His image, and Jesus is Lord over life and creation. Therefore, as His children, believers should be creating art that is both compelling and creative.

Imagine serves as a primer on the Christian engagement of the arts. It moves beyond the superficial attempts at ‘Christian art’ so common today and challenges the sacred-secular dualism that has hindered Christians in the world of the arts. Creating art that demonstrates the reality revealed in Scripture while also addressing the issues of the world and all its nuance and cultural expressions calls artists to bring their best in service to God and man. 

Many Christians — especially young people — are engaged by and interested in the arts. Imagine introduces the reader to the possibilities of art while instructing the novice in the practice of art.





Imagine

by Steve Turner

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Imagine by Steve Turner

AuthorSteve Turner
PublisherIVP Books
DateSecond Edition, 2017
Pages188


Overview:

The concept of imagination is central to the work of artists. Imagination was given to us by God, and Christians have the opportunity and calling to create quality art that impacts society, challenges norms, and brings glory to God either explicitly or implicitly. God is the creator of the universe and made us in His image, and Jesus is Lord over life and creation. Therefore, as His children, believers should be creating art that is both compelling and creative.

Imagine serves as a primer on the Christian engagement of the arts. It moves beyond the superficial attempts at ‘Christian art’ so common today and challenges the sacred-secular dualism that has hindered Christians in the world of the arts. Creating art that demonstrates the reality revealed in Scripture while also addressing the issues of the world and all its nuance and cultural expressions calls artists to bring their best in service to God and man. 

Many Christians — especially young people — are engaged by and interested in the arts. Imagine introduces the reader to the possibilities of art while instructing the novice in the practice of art.




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