A Sensual Faith: Experiencing God Through Our Senses


44 pages
ISBN 1-55145-502-1
DDC 248.4






Reviewed by Jerremie Clyde

Jerremie Clyde is a reference librarian at the University of Alberta.


Ian Price has served as a United Church minister for 20 years. In this
book, he presents five small-group studies intended to help Christians
learn new ways to experience God. Each of the studies focuses on one of
the five senses (touch, sound, smell, sight, and taste) and takes
anywhere from an hour and fifteen minutes to an hour and forty-five
minutes to complete. A list of the materials and props required for each
of the sessions, ranging from horseshoe nails to cheese, is provided at
the beginning of the book. The sessions are broken down into an
icebreaker and introductory discussion, prayer, Bible reading, at least
one activity, and time to reflect and share about that activity.

The studies are well suited for older or more experienced Christians,
although the only real prerequisite is an open mind and a willingness to
try something new. A Sensual Faith would make a worthwhile contribution
to most theological college and seminary collections.


Price, Ian., “A Sensual Faith: Experiencing God Through Our Senses,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 14, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/7232.