Title: How to Conquer the Addiction of Rock Music
Author: Various; produced by Institute in Basic Life Principles
Major Themes: Music, Rock Music
Synopsis: An interesting book talking about the influences of rock music, drawing conclusions from the Bible about the subject.
How to Conquer the Addiction of Rock Music is a very interesting, very thought-provoking book. As a family, we’ve never listened to rock music willingly—there have been the odd times where we were visiting people that we heard it, but it has never been encouraged in our home. We have had some discussions as to why it is wrong, but nothing very deep. Lately, I’ve been trying to figure out how I can explain to other people my stance, if the need ever arises—and it surely will sometime!—and this book has been very beneficial to helping me formulate my answers in plain English.
The very first page asks the question, “Is rock music addictive?” From there, there are multiple testimonies from different individuals shared, relating to the topic and how it had a negative impact on their lives and the lives of those around them. Then comes the real meat of the book: Where rock music originates from, how addiction occurs, what happens when that addiction is in place, and finally how to Biblically deal with each aspect of rock music that is wrong. A good portion of the book, as well, deals with false ideas associated with this kind of music—ideas such as music is amoral, the words make it right, the performers are sincere, etc. Each of these is dealt with from a Biblical standpoint, drawing from God’s law, His examples given, and the concepts He has taught us through His appointed teachers (Jesus, Paul, the prophets in the Old Testament, etc.).
Personally, I found How to Conquer the Addiction of Rock Music to be very interesting. Not only did it discuss arguments that I have heard before, it also shared some fascinating insights into the industry itself and the roots of the music. I found it fascinating, as well, to see Biblical examples shown in the lessons they were teaching. All in all, whether you’re a listener or not, I think you will find something interesting to ponder on from this book.
WARNING: Some minor descriptions of how satanic music influences people.
Reading Independently—Ages 10 – 12, 12 – 15, 15 and Above, Adults
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