The Story God Is Telling and the Role That Is Yours to Play. We don't usually identify with the author of a great story. Instead we bond with the hero and heroine-the ones that the story is about. We share in their heartaches and triumphs. We cheer their accomplishments and mourn their losses.
When we think about our own story, we may see God as the author-an omniscient and omnipotent cosmic mastermind-but fail to recognize Him as the central character. In Epic, a retelling of the gospel in four acts, John Eldredge invites us to revisit the drama of life, viewing God not only as the author but also as the lead actor, exploring His motives and His heart. Eldredge examines the power of story, the universal longing for a "plot" that makes sense deep inside us, our desire for a meaningful role to play, our love of books and movies, and how all of this points us to the gospel itself. (also reviewed by leadersread.phpSteve Goode)
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Epic starts off with a quote from G. K Chesterton, â€œI had always felt life first as a story Ã· and if there is a story there is a storyteller.â€
John Eldredge knows how to speak to us about life, about the larger story, how we have lost our way and how we can find ourselves again. He speaks through four acts, a prologue and an epilogue. Simple yet powerful.
I found myself throughout this book of just over 100 pages asking myself about my role in this story, where I had come from, where was I presently and where was I headed? Stories are like that, and each of us have a story to tell. We also want to know how we fit into the larger story of 6.6 billion people. What is our role to play? What is our contribution to make in this larger story? Do you know? What is your story? This little book is for you.
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