75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know Review

Book Review: 

I am not a fan of the title (I get annoyed with gimmicky titles), nor do I agree that every Christian would necessarily benefit from or be interested in being exposed to all these masterpieces, and that is okay. But for those who appreciate art history, especially from a Christian perspective, this is an excellent read. I enjoyed reading about the majority of the masterpieces, with a few being a bit too modern and abstract for my taste. Masterpieces I enjoyed reading about (along with the short biographies about the artists) include the hymn "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" by Martin Luther, the painting The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Caravaggio, The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, the choral piece popular around Christmastime, Messiah, by Handel, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton (read it a few months ago and enjoyed it!), The Annunciation painting by Henry Ossowa Tanner, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, At Folsom Prison album by Jonny Cash, and The Joshua Tree album by U2.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers Newsroom in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.