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Reviewed by Joe Wisinski for Readers' Favorite
Brutal, Beautiful Neglected Christian Theology is a book about some of the lesser-known and more controversial theology found in the Christian Bible. The author, Deanna Alexander, says that these concepts are uncomfortable and therefore sometimes neglected by modern-day churches. And yet, her contention is that, in context, the doctrines are critically important for the Christian church. The book’s content is based on information from three pastors—a senior pastor at a Baptist church in Florida, a lead pastor at a non-denominational Tennessee church, and a pastor at a Baptist church that’s also in Tennessee. Many Bible verses are explained and expounded upon. Some of the content includes the doctrines of the depravity of man and God’s absolute holiness. Alexander is a theology student at Dallas Theological Seminary.
This book could be thought of as a primer in Christian theology. Those who are unfamiliar with some basic teachings of evangelical/fundamentalist Christianity would find it useful and enlightening. But even those who are familiar with Christian doctrine will like the reminders on the topics that author Deanna Alexander writes about. Alexander does a good job of applying the teachings of the Bible to her readers’ day-to-day lives and actions. By the very nature of Christian doctrine, not everyone will agree with the interpretations that Alexander puts forth. But that’s part of the value of the book—it forces its readers to think outside their normal comfort level. I recommend Brutal, Beautiful Neglected Christian Theology to all Christian believers who want to learn more about Bible teaching as well as to those who aren’t Christians but desire to learn more about what they believe.