Book Review: Does God Listen to Rap?

By Isaac

Curtis Allen. Does God Listen to Rap?: Christians and the World's Most Controversial Music. Adelphi, MD: Cruciform Press, 2013. 108 pp. $6.49.

I'm not a fan of rap music. I've never had a particular moral objection to it; but outside of a song here and there, it just doesn't appeal to me all that much. So it's been fascinating for me to learn that some Christians get worked up over whether or not rap is inherently immoral. I'd never given it much thought beyond "I don't really dig it." Maybe you're the same way.

I'm glad, though, not everyone is like me when it comes to thinking carefully about rap music. Curtis Allen, a pastor at Solid Rock Church in Maryland who also raps under the monikers of Voice and Curt Kennedy, wants us to think deeply about rap music-to think about it theologically and philosophically. He shows us how in his new book, Does God Listen to Rap?: Christians and the World's Most Controversial Music.

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