The relationship between art and conservative protestant faith has been one of regular dispute characterized by warnings about the risks and dangers of contemporary artist expression. Anderson the Executive Director of CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts) and himself an artist, speaks into those vexed issues of tension between art and faith out of his personal experience.
At the heart of his book is the claim that the dichotomy between (modern) art and faith is unnecessary and one might go further and say unbiblical. He takes up some of the standard arguments against the arts and provides fresh perspective that offers a more holistic account of how the bible addresses the matter of art-making and our engagement with art. He draws on his extensive knowledge of contemporary art and opens the reader to valuable insights into the world of modern art. This will be an informative read for nonartists and an encouraging read for those who practice art.