Book review by Russell Smith, Pastor, Covenant-First Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati
I liked Matt Redmond’s slim little volume, “The God of the Mundane.“
After a second read, I liked it a lot.
Redmond, a former pastor who now works in banking, offers a healthful counterpoint to the breathless vision-casting Christian-living hype that is served up by the shining-teeth rock stars of contemporary evangelicalism. He writes for the vast majority of us who live in obscurity and are doing well just to make it day by day, thank you.
Redmond offers a series of reflective vignettes – scenes of normalcy within which he teases out the hints of grace, truth, and beauty. His storytelling style puts me in mind of Garrison Keillor, if the Minnesotan monologist were seasoned with the Christ-captivated themes of Tim Keller. For instance… read more