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by Timothy Paul Jones

eBook Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: A Spiritual Exploration of the Star Wars Saga download ISBN: 1590525779
Author: Timothy Paul Jones
Publisher: Multnomah (October 3, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 192
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Category: Christian Books
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Like the initial Star Wars trilogy, Jones divides his book into three sections

Only 19 left in stock (more on the way). Like the initial Star Wars trilogy, Jones divides his book into three sections. He begins by examining the introspective awe of life, the universe, of the variations in creation, and of the constant struggle of good versus evil as depicted in Star Wars and in Christianity. He expands this eventually to include the awe of probing, reflecting on, and trying to define the great unknown, both metaphorically as "space" and religiously as "God.

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Join Timothy Paul Jones on an astounding, eye-opening exploration of the spiritual themes in the Star Wars saga and the truth will become clear: Like young Luke Skywalker, you were also made for more-much more. Story Behind the Book. The night I first saw Star Wars from the backseat of my parents’ Ford Pinto was the first night I experienced awe. It sent me on a quest that continues today.

Excellent Spiritual Exploration. com User, May 19, 2006. I have not honestly ever considered how Star Wars and my own spiritual path could ever be related. But in this novel, Jones helps me realize how the Star Wars saga helped to foster my spirituality at a young age and helped me gain a better appreciation of my own faith.

Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away is not about space travel, or even a movie Join Timothy Paul Jones on an astounding, eye-opening exploration of the spiritual themes in the Star Wars saga and the truth will become clear: Like young Luke.

Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away is not about space travel, or even a movie. It's about rediscovering your sense of wonder-something we adults have successfully squelched from our everyday lives. But God never meant it to be that way. Timothy Jones, by way of an astounding, eye-opening study of the spiritual parallels found in the Star Wars saga, will make you a kid again.

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Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: A Spiritual Exploration of the Star Wars Sagaby Timothy Paul Jones .Nothing in Your Life Is Ordinary. Your present world isn’t supposed to be this small. You were made for something much bigger. You’ll be marveling at the mysterious, laughing anew at life’s coincidences, and remembering above all the Creator for which you were made. May the True Force Be with You. Remember when Star Wars first captured your imagination?

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Nothing in Your Life Is Ordinary Your present world isn’t supposed to be this small. You were made for something much bigger. And no, you don’t have to be an astronaut, or even a Star Wars fan, to live it. Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away is not about space travel, or even a movie. It’s about rediscovering your sense of wonder—something we adults have successfully squelched from our everyday lives. But God never meant it to be that way. Timothy Jones, by way of an astounding, eye-opening study of the spiritual parallels found in the Star Wars saga, will make you a kid again. You’ll be marveling at the mysterious, laughing anew at life’s “coincidences,” and remembering above all the Creator for which you were made. May the True Force Be with You Remember when Star Wars first captured your imagination? How your longing for adventure propelled you to distant worlds and transformed you into a Jedi knight faster than you could say, “Luke, I am your father”? This same longing, once sparked by John Williams’s triumphant score and fanned by Darth Vader’s sweeping black cape, is your ticket to life’s greatest adventure. Join Timothy Paul Jones on an astounding, eye-opening exploration of the spiritual themes in the Star Wars saga and the truth will become clear: Like young Luke Skywalker, you were also made for more—much more. Rediscover awe. Revel in the wonder of every moment. And pursue all you were meant to be. It is your destiny. "The Force is strong with this one. I could not recommend it more." Joshua Griffin, Editor/Owner, TheForce.Net Manager, Purpose Driven Youth Ministry “If you own a lightsaber—or a Bible—you’re sure to benefit from reading his book.” Kevin Miller, author and reviewer HollywoodJesus.com “‘Awe-some’ reading that both delights and challenges us. A fun and thoughtful book for Christians who consider and enjoy popular culture and media.” Robert W. Pazmino Valeria Stone Professor of Christian Education, Andover Newton Theological School Story Behind the Book“The night I first saw Star Wars from the backseat of my parents’ Ford Pinto was the first night I experienced awe. It sent me on a quest that continues today. There is, in every one of us, a longing to touch ‘the forever,’ to sense the magnitude of the vastness in which we live. This universal longing explains why we ride roller coasters and tell scary stories. This universal longing for awe also explains why, after nearly thirty years, the popularity of the Star Wars saga shows no sign of subsiding. I wrote this book to inspire readers to relish awe and wonder because God did not only create us to long for awe, but also to live in it!” —Timothy Jones
Comments: (7)
Whiteflame
Star wars, it is true, has a great deal of spirituality in the jedi and sith philosophies. That spirituality is based on Buddhism (and many books have been written on this subject), so I was curious to see what he was going to tease out of it from a Christian perspective. The author's success is, I think, hit and miss. I think he at times tortures the scriptures a little, as well as the movies, in an attempt to force a round peg into a square hole. At other times I think he makes a good point. I did not care the devotional aspect of the book, and would have preferred something more cerebral. As it is, the book is rather light.

The thing I most enjoyed in the book is the very beginning, where he talks about his experience as a kid watching Star Wars for the first time at a drive-in. I was 8 when, in 1977, this amazing film called Star Wars hit the theaters, and we all went to watch it. It was an astonishing film, awe inspiring, as the author notes; and awe is his central theme throughout: awe of God, of His creation, and how we should live in awe all the time, which I think is a bit unrealistic, but I understand his point.

At any rate, it's an easy read. The author provides some excellent summaries of the Star Wars films at the back of the book for those of you who are not up to speed on Star Wars (GASP, people like that exist?!?!), and he has plenty of quotes from the films throughout the book, as well as quotes from the Scriptures, unfortunately from inferior texts such as The Living Word instead of actual translations. Recommended for some nostalgia of the films and a somewhat interesting perspective on the films from a fellow Christian.
Lavivan
This became one of my favorite books when I was just a quarter of the way through; it's amazing. I grew up loving both Jesus and Star Wars and I never thought there could be such a fantastic combination of two things that I love so much. The author's passion for both of them is so evident and he conveys it so incredibly eloquently. He goes so much deeper than I would have thought possible. I thought this would be a Christian book about Star Wars, but it goes way beyond that. This is forefront a book about a relationship with God; Timothy Paul Jones discusses really deep topics and uses Star Wars to bring more clarity and emotion into them. You don't have to love Star Wars to get a lot out of this book (honestly, though, how can you not love Star Wars XP); I highly, HIGHLY recommend it to anyone.
Vosho
I'm a big Star Wars fan who's been searching for a ways to tap back into my religious side and found this book very entertaining, spiritually uplifting, and engaging. I wish I knew more of the scripture references but not knowing didn't really bother me. The points were very well made and the religious parallels were interesting.

My ONLY problem with the book isn't an issue with the content but simply that the Kindle version I downloaded to my iPad is full of typos which I found distracting. It's not just one or two, but dozens of them, maybe over 100. It made it feel like the Kindle adaptation was rushed which is a shame.

But typos aside, great book.
Hadadel
As a christian and Star Wars fan, this was a great read. I read it at about age 16 and it was great - the story is neat and funny and the book is an easy read.
inetserfer
We used this book as a book study in our Sunday Bible class. An added lesson plan would guarantee a five star rating.
Fonceiah
Weaves orthodox Christian theology and deep truth in and out of the Star Wars universe effortlessly. Thought provoking, imaginative and evangelistic.
Ance
In Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away, Timothy Paul Jones--a long time, avid fan of Star Wars--displays amazing insight into the world of the Star Wars characters and a deep admiration for this extremely influential saga. However, he does so without losing his personal Christian worldview. He is able to blend the two by comparing, matching, and sometimes contrasting specific quotations from the movies with direct quotes from numerous Christian apologists and scholars throughout the ages. Among others, he takes lines from G. K. Chesterton, author of Orthodoxy, from C.S. Lewis, author of Mere Christianity and The Chronicles of Narnia, from J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings, and from John Chrysostom, a fourth century Christian theologian. Jones points out that the same awe that is a fundamental element of the Star Wars films can also be found in the miraculous elements of the Christian faith.

Like the initial Star Wars trilogy, Jones divides his book into three sections. He begins by examining the introspective awe of life, the universe, of the variations in creation, and of the constant struggle of good versus evil as depicted in Star Wars and in Christianity. He expands this eventually to include the awe of probing, reflecting on, and trying to define the great unknown, both metaphorically as "space" and religiously as "God." Secondly, he provides plot summaries and an appendix of references for anyone who has not seen all of the Star Wars movies or who may have forgotten key aspects of each movie--since the films were released as episodes 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, and 3, out of sequence. Thirdly, he includes a study guide so fans of the movies or groups of Christians can use the book in a discussion group.

Most likely, this book will appeal to young people or to science fiction fans in general. To that end, however, it could be a clever witnessing tool for reaching a generation that never tires of talking about the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Han Solo. -- Mike Hentz, Christian Book Previews.com