The title, Superheroes Can’t Save You, while short and mildly misleading, which might be the point. When picking up this book to review, I thought it was a book about the culture and their obsession with superhero’s and their failure to see Christ. In a round about way this it the point of the book but it is filled with a good bit of heavy scholarship along the way. While this was not what I was expecting, I was pleasantry surprised. I am have a vested interest in church history and this work on the early church and some of the troubling heresies, was a work i didn’t know I was looking for.
Superheroes Can’t Save You is written by Todd Miles and produced by B&H Academic and is one of the greatest works on the subject aimed at the laymen, yet with highly regard scholarship. It is the perfect combination for the educated laymen who seeks to grow in their faith and understand that their is no new heresy under the sun. All heresies stem from a misunderstanding of God and His work, and this book does a good job explaining this. While I would not recommend it to a middle school student who might be tempted I would recommend this to anyone who is high school age and above.
If a person is looking for a more scholarly work, while a bit dated, I would suggest getting a copy of Harold OJ Brown’s Heresies, but if you seek a general introduction to heresies and their application in the modern day, specifically in the media than Superhero’s Can’t Save You, is worth the read and purchase.
This books was provided to me free of charge from B&H Academic Press in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.