Body: Biblical Spirituality for the Whole Person by Paula Gooder



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This book is easy to read (that is a compliment, not a criticism!) and slowly unfolds a Christian understanding of our human make up – particularly but not exclusively focussed on the body. This is a book of Biblical exploration, and while there are applications throughout, the book is weighted towards interpreting the NT. There is OT background and references to the Gospel, but most attention is give to Paul. There are ‘callout boxes’ to address side issues, that the author could not avoid to sustain her argument. There are some loose ends, such as the image of God and I think her treatment of 2 Corinthians 5 is unnecessarily inconclusive. But a good book to absorb.



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