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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gene Edward Veith Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781504739948
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This is a guidebook for Christians who want to learn how to recognize books that are spiritually and aesthetically good—to cultivate good literary taste. Gene Edward Veith presents basic information to help book lovers understand what they read, from the classics to the bestsellers. He explains how the major genres of literature communicate and explores the ways in which comedy, tragedy, realism, and fantasy can portray the Christian worldview.

These discussions lead to a host of related topics: the value of fairy tales for children, the tragic and the comic sense of life, the interplay between Greek and Biblical concepts in the imagination, and the new “post-modernism,” a subject of vital importance to Christians.

In the pages of this book, readers will meet writers, past and present, who carry on a great literary tradition. By supporting worthy authors, Christians can exert a powerful influence on their culture.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The scope of this project is impressive.”

    Leland Ryken, author of The Christian Imagination

  • “Dr. Veith proves himself once again to be a knowledgeable guide through the landscape of the written word.”

    Luci Shaw, author of God in the Dark

  • Reading between the Lines is thoroughly enjoyable and thoroughly literate—a magnificent blending of history, literature, and theology that will be welcomed by professionals and laity alike.”

    Wayne Martindale, professor of English, Wheaton College

  • “This book should raise significantly the cultural level of evangelicalism.”

    Edward E. Ericson Jr., professor emeritus of English, Calvin College

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About the Author

Gene Edward Veith, Jr., is the culture editor of World Magazine. He is the author of numerous books, including Postmodern Times, which received a Christianity Today Book Award.

About the Narrator

Jeff Riggenbach has narrated numerous titles for Blackstone Audio and won an AudioFile Earphones Award. An author, contributing editor, and producer, he has worked in radio in San Francisco for the last thirty years, earning a Golden Mike Award for journalistic excellence.