As I said yesterday, I hoped to pick up a good book in the evening, and I did. I’ve been looking forward to reading Everyday Theology since it first came out. I’ve been a fan of Vanhoozer ever since I was introduced to him in Dr. Castleman’s class. I expect this to be a somewhat “practical” book that will be especially helpful for doing youth ministry theologically. I’ll give more insight about this particular book as I read more of it. My expectations are already high, so I hope it doesn’t let me down. I had high hopes for the book How to Think Theologically by Howard Stone and James Duke but was a bit disappointed.
Until then, here is the blurb from Amazon.com:
Everyday theology is the reflective and practical task of living each day as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. In other words, theology is not just for Sundays, and it’s not just for professional theologians. Everyday Theology teaches all Christians how to get the theological lay of the land. It enables them to become more conscious of the culture they inhabit every day so that they can understand how it affects them and how they can affect it. If theology is the ministry of the Word to the world, everyday theologians need to know something about that world, and Everyday Theology shows them how to understand their culture make an impact on it. Engaging and full of fresh young voices, this book is the first in the new Cultural Exegesis series.