Book Critique Instructions
Submit a critical review of Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible by Richards & O’Brien. This critique must be 1,250–2,500 words and follow current Turabian format. Submit your critique as an attached .doc or .docx file via the Blackboard link.
Elements of a Book Critique
A critique is more than a summary of the book, article, and/or chapter being reviewed. The emphasis is on a discussion and evaluation of the topic, not just a description. Further, remember that critical is not necessarily synonymous with bad or unfavorable. Critical reviews may be positive, negative, or a combination of both. A critique usually consists of 3 elements:
This section should critically analyze and evaluate the work being reviewed. Some of the questions you may want to consider in this part are:
Support your response with examples from the work itself and from your knowledge of the issue/topic. Be sure to go beyond stating your opinion; it is not enough to say you agree or disagree with the author’s point of view—substantiate your claims.
You need not divide your review into 3 sections unless you choose to do so. You may weave the components into a narrative. Avoid obsessing over the minutiae. For format questions, see guidelines posted for this class in the Additional Information folder within Blackboard or contact your instructor.
Submit this assignment by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 3.