Thursday, December 11, 2014

Literature Booklet Review

Literature:  Faithful LearningLiterature:  Faithful Learning by Clifford Foreman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Faithful Learning series is a blessing and this newest volume, Literature, is no different.  Clifford Foreman encourages the believer to take up great literature as a means to worship God.  By enjoying art we see creation better and learn how to read the Scriptures better.

Foreman writes in a manner that makes you feel like you are sitting in a English-Lit class chatting about great works of literature.  That makes this booklet quite enjoyable and really encourages the reader to dive deeper into the world of writing and stories.  Enthusiasm is often contagious and it is easy to catch Foreman's excitement about the beauty and benefit of great literature.

Whether he is writing about Whitman, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, or writers I have never heard of, Foreman presents their work in a way that makes you want to read them.  I even hunted down a book of poetry to read.  Me.  Poetry.  Foreman is a convincing writer and this booklet is a great encouragement to become a better reader.

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher.

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From the Publisher

Do you like to read? If you find books irresistible, feel the allure of losing yourself in another world, or have a taste for mystery, romance, or adventure, you might sometimes wonder if you’re wrong to get lost in books other than the Bible. But a Christian student can read—and even study—The Screwtape LettersThe Great Gatsby, and other novels, poems, and short stories with confidence!
Clifford Foreman provides a sneak peek into the joy of studying literature, giving you every reason to further refine your appetite for great prose and poetry. Find out how literary forms communicate ideas, artfully use language, and draw us to the greatest Storyteller of all.
The Faithful Learning series invites Christian students to dive deeper into a modern academic discipline. The authors, scholars in their fields, believe that academic disciplines are good gifts from God that, when understood rightly, will give students the potential to cultivate a deeper love for God and neighbor.

The Author

Clifford W. Foreman

Clifford W. Foreman

Clifford W. Foreman (MA, PhD, Boston University) is professor of English and moderator of the faculty at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, where he has taught since 1986.