Earthen Vessels: The Endorsements (Pt. 3)

The final round of endorsements:

“What does Christianity have to say about the body? Much more than you might think. Matthew Lee Anderson—one of evangelicalism’s brightest young writers—is a serious student of God’s Word and God’s world, and in this book he patiently and insightfully explores a theology of the body from numerous angles. Rightly seeing the body as a gift from God for our good and his glory, Anderson insightfully shows us what a biblical worldview has to say about the body in relationship to community, pleasure, sex, sexuality, tattoos, death, prayer, and the church. Anderson’s arguments deserve careful consideration. I suspect that many of us will think differently—and more biblically—about the body as a result of this very fine work.”

Justin Taylor, Managing Editor, ESV Study Bible; blogger, “Between Two Worlds

“We evangelicals don’t think we care about the body, but we really, really do. And Matthew Anderson—one of the brightest lights in the evangelical world—helps us care, ponder, think and pray more wisely as we give our bodies as a living sacrifice to Christ.”

Mark Galli, Senior Managing Editor, Christianity Today

“I love to think. I love to be challenged. Mission accomplished in reading Earthen Vessels. In it, Matthew Anderson takes on prevailing cultural assumptions about the human body that have been uncritically adopted into the church of Jesus Christ. This book is for the church who is in the world. It is a truth-balm for a broken culture addicted to body image. Be challenged to forsake your “quasi-gnosticism” and embrace the divine dignity of your body so that you can worship well.”

Darrin Patrick, Lead Pastor at The Journey and author of Church Planter

The book, naturally enough, is here.  And just for kicks:

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  • Chad Huffman

    Matt, your book is going to be great. Can’t wait to read it this summer. In my mind, you embody the great education you received from Torrey, along with the a 21st century millennial perspective of what it means to be a Christian in the world today. Or, in short: you da man. Blessing with all that God is doing in, and through you.

  • Matthew Lee Anderson

    Chad,

    Your encouragement is very gracious, which means it’s quite undeserved. I appreciate you reading and supporting Mere-O. Thank you.

    matt