All the authors who’ve ever written on the confluence of religion and fantasy are most likely kicking themselves proper now for not having give you that nice title themselves. And what’s inside this e-book of “fandom-inspired devotionals” is simply as quirky, intelligent, and enjoyable because the title. Written by a set of 10 completely different authors who’re all devoted geeks, (together with editors Alexander and Covel), Thy Geekdom Come presents a wealth of non secular readings for the fan of fantasy/sci-fi motion pictures, exhibits, video games, books, and anime.
From The Lord of the Rings (“Addiction in Middle-Earth”) to Physician Who (“The Unconditional Love of God and the Doctor”) to The Avengers (“The Red in Your Ledger”) and past, there are thought-provoking, culturally conscious classes for everybody. Religion and tradition are introduced collectively right here in easy however placing and memorable methods.
Maybe, for example, you by no means thought to ask “Would You Baptize an Android?” However Kyle Rudge’s therapy of Knowledge’s nature in Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology presents a paradigm to assist us rethink how we take into consideration each human rights and Christian practices. In these pages, we start to see not simply our popular culture heroes, but additionally our divine Hero, in an entire new gentle.
As Derek White, a.okay.a., “The Geek Preacher,” writes within the foreword,
I consider the Bible is impressed by God to be able to reveal the salvation we discover in Jesus Christ. Nonetheless, this doesn’t imply I can not discover echoes of that salvation story inside the broader tradition. One of many beauties of being a geek and a Christian is searching for out God’s reality in tales from TV exhibits, motion pictures, music, and all kinds of different media. In connecting the biblical tales to the tales discovered inside standard tradition, we might even see them in a brand new gentle or hyperlink our personal experiences to the biblical characters’. This opens doorways for us to assist others discover Jesus in all the world’s tales.
Thy Geekdom Come creatively and virtually exhibits us simply tips on how to begin doing that.
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