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Upright Downtime: Making Wise Choices about Entertainment


How should Christians have fun? When God created human beings, He gave them the capacity and desire for pleasure. Human entertainment can glorify the Lord by expressing joy and creativity. But when unrestrained, it often degenerates into self-gratification.

Living in a society that pursues and worship pleasure, believers today often struggle with a right view of entertainment. How much time should entertainment consume? What types of entertainment may a Christian enjoy? Some in the world simply withdraw from all forms of entertainment, while others refuse to admit any need for moral restraint. Ecclesiastes shows that both philosophies have existed at least since Solomon’s day. How should a believer react to these extremes?

Throughout Scripture, God provides principles by which we can weigh the value of entertainment in every form. Upright Downtime distills these truths for practical understanding and application, offering a biblical, balanced response to the pleasure-loving world we live in.

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Key Features

  • Provides a guide to entertainment from a biblical standpoint
  • Discusses entertainment from a Christian perspective
  • Provides Scripture references for every topic


  • A Background to Entertainment
  • Discerning the Right Application of Entertainment Today
  • A Biblical Guide to Entertainment
  • Wrong Philosophies of Entertainment
  • Test Cases for Entertainment

Product Details

  • Title: Upright Downtime: Making Wise Choices about Entertainment
  • Author: Brian Hand
  • Publisher: BJU Press
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 116

About Brian Hand

Brian Hand is professor of New Testament at Bob Jones University Seminary.