Rick Shrader‘s Review:
This 1992 book has been the topic of discussion among conservatives and progressives alike for the last decade. After having read a number of good books on the music controversy (many of which I have reviewed and recommended), I found a new reading of Fisher’s book to be very rewarding. Fisher answers many questions that have been asked since the book was written: Is music morally neutral? Is there such a thing as “Christian music”? Does the end justify the means in the use of music? Fisher delves just enough into the structure of music to help the layman and to answer the critic. Many quotations from contemporary artists are honestly given which become very revealing to their purpose and actions. Perhaps a dated book such as this actually helps keep us a little more objective.