Book Review

Earthen Vessels - Why Our Bodies Matter to Our Faith by Matthew Lee Anderson

This book asks the question "Does your body really matter?" The author reminds us that living as if your mind and soul were all that mattered and ignoring your body leads to an incomplete, ineffective life. Although we are flesh and blood, being physical beings in a physical world affects everything from our use of technology to our sexuality and our worship. He explores generational differences when it comes to how we perceive and use our bodies. Just as Christ's body was crucial to our salvation, our own bodies are an important part of the complete Christian life.

He doesn't hesitate to deal with a variety of topics from sexuality to tattoos to cremation. He makes it clear that the human body matters, and God has said a great deal about it.

-Steve Furr, M.D.