#2: The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss by James W. Kemp (52 Books / 52 Weeks)

Wayne —  January 3, 2013 — Leave a comment

This year, I’ve set a goal to read 52 books in 52 weeks. You can see my list and track my progress here. If you’re interested in taking the challenge yourself and joining a group of people with the same commitment, please request to join our Facebook group. The group will remain open to new members through February, but the later you join, the more catching up you will have to do. In addition to tracking what I’ve read in my original list, one way I intend to keep current with this goal is write a short article about each book as I finish them. You will be able to visit Amazon’s page for each of the books by clicking on the image or the title below.

TITLE & AUTHOR

The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss by James W. Kemp

DESCRIPTION

Non-Fiction – Theology / Dr. Seuss

SYNOPSIS

James Kemp correlates 12 popular Dr. Seuss books to biblical themes.

MY THOUGHTS

I was afraid when I first picked up this book that it would fall into the “loose theology used to fit a pre-determined theme” category.  But, I’m a big fan of the Bible and a big fan of Dr. Seuss, so I went ahead and picked it up anyhow.  I was pleasantly surprises as the author does no water down scripture to fit the Seuss theme but instead draws out related biblical themes from some of Dr. Seuss’ most treasured classics.  I would gladly recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Dr. Seuss.  Each Seuss classic is included in a mini-sermon type chapter which includes an abundance of scripture of application.  What does Francis of Assisi, Abraham and On Beyond Zebra have in common?  How does Yertle the Turtle relate to the Sermon on the Mount?  What can you learn from a pair of green pants and Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane?  Which character in the story of the prodigal son is most like a Zax?  Is Zacchaeus more like the Grinch or Cindy Lou Who?  If you’re curious about any of these questions, I would gladly encourage you to read this book!

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