Star Wars fans, pay attention. This blog post is for you! I know you’re all excited about the new movie that’s coming out– I have an idea that will connect your love of the movies to a deeper spiritual meaning.
But first. I need to disclose my complete and utter disinterest in all things related to space: aliens, spacecraft, the orbit of the moon, and any movie including any of those items. The two males in this house think I’m ridiculous, but you can’t change a Storm Trooper’s suit. I mean, a zebra’s stripes. Whatever.
When I was asked to be part of the launch team for The Real Force: A 40-Day Devotional, I was upfront about my issues. I told the author, Paul Kent, that I would not be able to participate due to my eyes glazing over whenever those guys in white plastic outfits start shooting people. BUT, I told him, I had a couple of guys who might be interested.
The sample ARC arrived at our house with five of the forty devotionals printed inside. Eric sat down with our ten-year old nightly and they read through them together. Eric reports that Caleb loved every night of it, even though some of the spiritual concepts were a little above his head. It gave them time together to discuss the Bible from a new angle, one they both adore.
This is the place where I should explain some of the biblical connections to Star Wars, but I’m going to save us all the embarrassment of me trying to explain the movie parts to you. It would be a train wreck. While I don’t get the movie references, I certainly do get the biblical ones. I love the reminders to trust God through difficultly, to seek humility, and to stay connected to Christ.
As they finished the last sample devotional, Caleb informed Eric that he really wants the whole book. Eric agreed. We’ll be ordering it shortly, and if you have Star Wars lovers in your house, this will be a great Christmas gift.
Here’s where you can order it!