Reading list (or books I received for Christmas)

I’m not an avid reader, not in comparison to my wife or father-in-law. But this year I received a number of books I’m excited about getting into while the weather is still the kind that keeps me thinking of being indoors. Here’s a rundown of what I was given (thanks to all!):

A Profound Weakness: Christians and kitsch

Intruding Upon the Timeless: Meditations on art, faith and mystery

It was Good: Making art to the glory of God

Objects of Grace: Conversations on creativity and faith

Theological Aesthetics: A reader

Apparently A Profound Weakness is in high demand and low supply; it’s listed on Amazon for more than twice the price on the inside cover. My parents found me a used one for a lot less somehow. I believe I’ll start with Gregory Wolfe’s Intruding Upon the Timeless. I’ll post reviews and snippets throughout the year from the books as warranted.


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

One Response to Reading list (or books I received for Christmas)

  1. katrina says:

    yeah because it is like the only book on Christianity and Kitsch

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