Hey friends. Christianity Today released its 2023 book awards today. Some really great stuff there. But I want to draw attention to the Theology (Popular) section, where Kent’s book Reading Theology Wisely was a finalist! It truly is an exceptional book, one that Kent poured his heart into. Congratulations, Kent!!
Kent is one of the founding contributors of this blog. For more than a decade, he’s helped students at Huntington University learn to read theology wisely (as a former student, he does it well!). In Reading Theology Wisely, Kent gathers together the wisdom he’s gained from pouring himself into teaching theology in the classroom and other settings.
But it is not just a how to book, it is one meant to reorient the reader’s idea of what theology is. “Dear reader,” Kent begins, “I wrote this book so that when you read theology, you would come to see it as an activity of your Christian life–not separate from everything else you care about and do as a Christian.”
It’s a lovely little book, readable, and with outstanding illustrations by Chris Koelle, which enliven the experience of reading the book. If you haven’t gotten one already, pick up a copy today. You won’t regret it.
Again, congratulations, Kent. This is a well-earned confirmation of the work you’ve done. We’re proud of you!