Tuesday, October 28, 2008


My buddy Josh Via recommended reading Epic, by John Eldredge. This was my first book from Eldredge. In just over 100 pages, the author paints the story of redemption. Here's one of the many great quotes from this book:
"The dilemma of the Story is this: we don't know if we want to be rescued. We are so enamored with our small stories and our false gods, we are so bound up in our addictions and our self-centeredness and take-it-for-granted unbelief that we don't even know how to cry out for help. And the Evil One has no intention of letting his captives walk away scot-free. He seduces us, deceives us, assaults us - whatever it takes to keep us in darkness." (62-63)
Throughout the work, Eldredge compares the story of redemption to the plots of epic movies - Braveheart, Gladiator, Lord of the Rings, etc. Being a huge fan of movies, I really enjoyed this read. I would encourage you to read this book. I did feel, however, that the end seems to be lacking. It almost seems as if there was an impending deadline for the piece and it was quickly finished. All in all, it was an interesting read.

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