“Image is everything,” or so the saying goes. Unfortunately, in our culture words are quickly losing their appeal. Arthur Hunt contrasts our Judeo-Christian heritage, which is word-dependent, with paganism, which is image-dependent. He warns that by exalting visual imagery we risk becoming mindless pagans and that we are open to abuse by those who exploit the image but neglect the Word. Thoughtful readers will find this a challenging call to be critical about the images around us and to affirm that “the Word is everything.”
I read this book a few weeks ago, and although some of the history was a little difficult for me to plow through, I still enjoyed it. I came away with the feeling of how important it is to keep the Word of God central in my life, my family’s life and the life of our church. I would recommend this book to anyone who considers themself a Christian.