Schaeffer challenges the 20th century Christian to re-live the glory and passion of the Christian art of the Renaissance, where art was a spiritaul act of worship. He srongly riducules the 20th century church for it's superficial understanding of humanity where man is viewed only as a soul rather than a wholistic being and thus contends that Christian art need not be confined only to evangelistic efforts. (It's the whole man that is saved, not just his soul. It is the the whole man that is resurrected not simply the soul's etheral continuation) Art, at it's core, is an imitation of God, the Creator and as such, the Christian should not view his prospective subject material as being either "Christian" or "Secular". Because the artist is a Christian and his art, whatever it maybe, will be Christian. While Art may express a particualr worldview, the Christian is free to create "useless" and representational art. While I think this book is invigorating to the contemporary Christian Artist, I think Schaeffer's overall tone while may be stark, is a bit venomous. As another reader has pointed out, his anger seems to become an obstacle to his otherwise reasonable points.