by John Eldredge
Started: May 8
Finished: May 9
Notes: My mother's pastor, also a writer, gifted me this book recently as he felt it would be of interest to me. The author here takes the story of the Bible, specifically the Gospels, and makes a claim of sorts that all of us are living in the greatest epic story of all time, that created by God, and that each of us are characters with goals within the broader tale. The author apparently makes comparisons between this epic tale of Christianity with multiple pieces of epic literature and film. Whether or not I agree with the author concerning spiritual matters is beside the point as far as I'm concerned, but as I writer I'm interested in what he has to say. And who knows? Maybe he will sway my thinking one way or the other.
Mini review: Not a bad little book. A little simplistic for my taste, but it still does a good job comparing the story of the Bible to those of Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, John Milton ... the obvious choices ... but also to the movies "Titanic" and "The Matrix" and other film and literature.