#20 – Epic by John Eldredge
Page Numbers: 104 pages
Dates Read: 3/5/14-3/7/14
Plot in three lines or less: “Life, for most of us, feels like a movie we’ve arrived to forty minutes late. Sure, good things happen, sometimes beautiful things. But tragic things happen too. What does it mean? We find ourselves in the middle of a story that is sometimes wonderful, sometimes awful, usually a confusing mixture of both, and we haven’t a clue how to make sense of it all. No wonder we keep losing heart. We need to know the rest of the story. For when we were born, we were born into the midst of a great story begun before the dawn of time. A story of adventure, of risk and loss, heroism … and betrayal. A story where good is warring against evil, danger lurks around every corner, and glorious deeds wait to be done. Think of all those stories you’ve ever loved — there’s a reason they stirred your heart. They’ve been trying to tell you about the true Epic since you were young. There is a Larger Story. And you have a crucial role to play.”
New read or re-read? Re-read.
Would you read it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes I would, and would recommend it to others. It is also one of those ones that I would read every single day if I possibly could.
Why did I pick it up? Because I’m still in the mood for short literature, especially because I am hoping to read quite a few books this year that are epic in size, and I am limited on time. And on a bit of a more personal reason, I always love reading this one because John tends to take scenarios from my favorite stories and help me see them from a much more personal and spiritual perspective.
Other Notes? Seriously – I do wish there was some way I could keep these words on the forefront of my mind.
Grand Total: 77