We all love stories. We can't help it. They fill our vision and capture our heart. And these stories all follow familiar patterns: rags to riches; the monster defeated; love lost and then found again. Across the ages and down through history these themes have resonated with people. Is it possible that these themes go deeper than the story books? Could it be that we tell such stories because we are in such a story. And might the ultimate Hero have shown up, turning it all from fiction to fact. That's the claim of this book. In Love Story we explore Jesus as the true Hero and Easter as the 'myth that really happened'.
An absolutely beautifully written book. Gets to the heart and is a must read for both Christians and non-believers. I couldn't put it down and will re-read it. Complex truths are put in such a crystal clear way that it nourishes the soul from the first page to the last. I knew all the truths Glen writes about, they had never sunk in like they did as they were told in Love Story! Will be buying more for family and friends!
Easter is God's passionate love for those who deserve the opposite. In this wonderfully written little book, Glen explains the Easter message of God's breathtaking love in a way that is clear and concise. It includes the Bible text as Glen explains it, and the language he uses makes it suitable for someone who has never read the Bible. He answers sceptics and doubters, showing the reasonableness of the true story of the ultimate death busting hero. It is the perfect book to give to neighbours, colleagues and friends this Easter. Before you give it away, though, take the time to read it for yourself and bask again in the wonders of God's love in Christ as Glen explains from Genesis to Revelation the A to Z of God's love…..or in this case the four S’s. It moved me to tears as I read again of how Jesus stooped to drink hell in a cup for me so I need never taste it. Buy it, read it, give it away and pray that many will be brought to turn to God and know the awesome love of God through reading it.
The premise of Love Story is that Easter or the resurrection of Christ is the myth that really happened or a fairy tale that is true. Through stories we have, be it on classical literature or on our screen, they try to emulate (unknowingly) this redemption narrative. Glen opens this book with the story of the conversation of Lewis and Tolkien about Easter. Then carried over to the the next chapter about comicbook superhero origins and its importance. For me this comparison is a big deal to me because I can easily relate and I think others will, given that our media is saturated with superhero movies and TV shows. Glen Scrivener continues to impress me on this “Easter as the ultimate fairy tale” thing by presenting the first verse on Genesis and in the OT story of Hosea and Gomer. I was moved when he said that God wants to let Hosea feel what its like to love, i.e. God loving Israel. Its deep and penetrating. I asked myself if this is this book about Valentine or Easter. I would say it’s both! But the author doesn’t just settle for the “ultimate fairy tale” theme in this book. By now you’re getting the point and wants to go deeper. Well, Scrivener obliged to do that for the reader. After stating the Easter is the ultimate love story, he then dissect what kind of love God wants to show us in this great romance. And he somewhat corresponds each characteristics to each day of passion week from Maundy Thursday culminating to Easter. I would have thrown in the towel in reading this book because of two things: sinner’s prayer and evidential apologetics. However, I like how places the sinner’s prayer and evidential apologetics, with taste and proper context that wont distort the gospel of presented in this book. The final part of the book are truly moving and convicting, and all I can say that Scrivener has written must read book this coming Lent. Highly recommend!
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