Thursday, May 26, 2005

Christian Wisdom of the Jedi Masters
Dick Staub

Staub employs anecdotes from the classic Star Wars films to illustrate spiritual truths from Christian theology, and augments those truths with quotes from revered "Jedi Christians" like Thomas Merton, Teresa of Avila, the apostle Paul, and G.K. Chesterton, as well as holy scripture and quotes from theologians, mystics, writers, and philosophers. Shedding new light on the struggles and challenges of living faithfully in postmodern life, Faith of the Jedi: Lost Wisdom of the Ancient Masters is a reintroduction to what C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien called the "one true myth," Christianity.

This was a fun book - doing in some ways in the Star Wars world, what I'm trying to do with my KlingonWord meditiations. This book actually makes a nice devotional book - short chapters, pithy thoughts and good quotes from an impressive range of "Jedi Christians"