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Broken Hallelujahs by Christian ScharenThe Life that Comes from God.

A Review of

Broken Hallelujahs:

Why Popular Music Matters

to Those Seeking God

Christian Scharen.
Paperback: Brazos Press, 2011.
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Reviewed by Sam Edgin

There is a dark chasm between the sacred and the secular within culture, or did you not know? The Christian sub-culture insists it must exist, because culture is full of evil and we are not to associate; and the secular culture is content with that assertion, because Christian popular culture is usually terrible anyway. However, a full 78 percent of Americans at this point in history identify as Christian[1]. If popular culture – the secular kind, that is – can rightly be called “popular,” then a fair sample of these American Christians, a massive majority of the population, are immersing themselves on the other side of the chasm.

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