FAITH ODYSSEY: A Journey Through Lent

Richard A Burridge, Author FAITH ODYSSEY: A Journey Through Lent

This book definitely charts a new frontier. Burridge does the scripture-a-day approach of most Lenten devotionals, but adds the unique twist of also drawing from sci-fi outlets such as The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and The Matrix. Weaving themes of self-sacrifice and cosmic conflict, Burridge dances eloquently between faith and fiction. He is particularly drawn to Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey (as evidenced by the devotional's title) and the various Star Trek manifestations. It's a privilege to encounter Christian theology that undertakes a serious dialogue with the imagination of popular culture, and is as informed by the likes of Tolkien and Asimov as by the usual religious suspects. (Feb.)

Reviewed on: 02/19/2001
Release date: 01/01/2001
Genre: Religion
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