Epic

Today was a slow day in the office (I only had about half a million things to take care of), so I took the opportunity and read Epic by John Eldredge.  This book was a recommendation from a friend as we talked about living lives characterized by wild faith and fearlessness.

In this book, Eldredge connects the story that we find ourselves in – the story of God through pre-history, history, and future glory – with the stories that we all love to experience through film or literature.  It may be Jack and Rose from Titanic, Maximus from Gladiator, William Wallace the Braveheart, the Fellowship of the Ring, and others – but we can learn much about the story we are a part of from the stories that wake a part of our soul when we see them or read them played out.

He breaks this down into four acts that I enjoyed: ACT 1 – Eternal Love, ACT 2 – The Entrance of Evil, ACT 3 – The Battle for the Heart, and ACT 4 – The Kingdom Restored.

And so, since I am working to be more open, here’s my list for the greatest movies of all (or at least my) time.

    • Gladiator
    • The Last of the Mohicans
    • Braveheart
    • The Patriot
    • 300
    • Lonesome Dove
    • Dances with Wolves
    • Apocalypse Now
    • Star Wars I-VI

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