Summer is quickly approaching and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m looking forward to the warm weather, the blooming flowers, and most of all, the summer concerts. Listening to live music is an energizing experience: As the music begins, you’re immersed in sound and find yourself reflecting on the lyrics that accompany it. I often find myself trying to relate to the melody and words that accompany it.
Music has always been a powerful form of communication. Musician and theologian Jeremy Begbie examines the connection between theological reflection and musical expression in Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music .
In this study, Begbie looks at Scripture, musical history, and contemporary culture to show how the reader—and listener—can discover God’s truth in the music all around them.
Here’s what others are saying about Resounding Truth:
Jeremy Begbie is a musician/theologian par excellence. Whatever music you enjoy and wherever you are on the journey of faith and understanding, he will delight, surprise, challenge, and inspire you. A wonderful book by a wonderful writer, thinker, and musician.
—N. T. Wright, Bishop of Durham
Jeremy Begbie’s thinking emerges out of a fusion of the best musical thinking about theology and the best theological thinking about music. The resulting text is charged with energy and insight—and not just for musicians and theologians. This vital work is poised to energize and strengthen the entire Christian community.
—John D. Witvliet, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
This book resounds with the thoughtful, dynamic, and always engaging voice of Jeremy Begbie. Marked by a breathtaking range, driven by a creative vision, and packed with judicious insights, it will no doubt shape conversations about theology and the arts for year to come.
—Roger Lundin, Wheaton College
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