Is beauty in the eye of the beholder, or are their objective standards we can use to discern what art we should endorse and create? If there are no standards for art, why would God tell us through David that He desires our praise to be “according to His excellent Greatness” (Ps. 150:2)?
According to His Excellent Greatness: The Practice of Aesthetics for Christians Today is a practical and foundational overview of what the Bible has to say about the arts. Whether you are an artist or a consumer, this book has something to offer you. It explores the biblical foundations for aesthetics, provides biblical principles for judging art, outlines the Christian artist’s responsibility to pursue excellence in craft and content, and explains how the church has lost (and can reclaim) her rightful place as the central creative center for the arts.
This audiobook version of According to His Excellent Greatness is read by the author, Michael Minkoff, Jr., with a Foreword and Afterword by Mike Minkoff, Sr.—the author’s father and co-founder of the Nehemiah Foundation for Cultural Renewal. The text version of the book is available here as a pdf, replete with footnotes and copious biblical proof texts that are not included in the audiobook.
We hope this book encourages and edifies you. It is our privilege to work with you to praise God in the arts according to His excellent greatness!