In 1977 an unlikely movie with a vague name opened in America to little fanfare. 30 years later Star Wars is the center of a media empire, replete with follow-up films airing on both the big screen and television, hundreds of books and comic books, toys and other memorabilia. It jumpstarted the then-stagnant science fiction film industry, made icons out of the characters, and introduced millions (perhaps billions) to the idea of The Force. Some see the Force as a higher power, the Taoist concept of yin and yang or even the Christian deity. Caleb Grimes came of age alongside the cultural phenomenon of Star Wars, and his personal and religious lives parallel the movies. Becoming a Christian, growing up, getting married and pursuing his writing career have all been entwined with his passion for this particular series of movies, and now culminate in this book. Exploring elements of faith touched on in the films, Grimes shines the light of the Bible on them to expose Christian metaphors, as well as inform the reader where they go awry thematically. Arranged in 101 articles ranging in length from half a page to seven pages, these short vignettes coincide with the movies' releases, tracing their stories both onscreen and off from 1977 through 2005.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 272 Vendor: WinePress Publishing Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches) ISBN: 1579218849 ISBN-13: 9781579218843 Availability: In Stock
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars with this fascinating book Star Wars Jesus deftly blends spiritual commentary with cinematic imagery to reveal Jesus to all those who love this series. The result is a refreshingly new vision of both the movie series and faith. Written in 101 entries that chronologically follow the movies, this book is well suited to short reads from the coffee table. Praise for Star Wars Jesus Caleb Grimes has produced a sort of Christian commentary, poignantly and lovingly composedThere is a graceful, gentle tone to the book, which captures the pathos and child-like spirit of the movies and the myth. This is a sweet book -- for fans and also for all hopers in the triumph of love. Paul F.M. Zahl, Dean/President Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA