Friday, July 27, 2012

God on the Streets of Gotham by Paul Asay

Remember when everyone was writing about how you could find God in The Matrix movies? Remember all of those "The Philosophy/Spirituality/Meaning of The Matrix" books? It seemed that everyone was trying to mooch off of the movie's success.

Paul Asay has tried to do that with the new Batman movie.

He's taken the celebrity of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy and attempted to teach us a little something about God, Jesus and the Bible.

This isn't a bad book by any definition. Asay takes aspects of the Batman character and storylines throughout his comicbook, television, and movie life and explains how you can find some biblical parallels.

Most Batman fans will find themselves skipping past all the Bible exposition and looking for key Batman words like, "Joker, Alfred, Robin, Nolan, Catwoman, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and Christian Bale". Nevermind about the Bible stories; the real reason to read this book would be some insight to the Batman.

The parallels are accurate and it would provide some added treat to the beginning Batman fan but I just could not enjoy this book as it was intended. All I saw was the money to be made off the Batman/Gotham tie-in.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Tyndale House Publishing.

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