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Paul Kent

Book review: THE REAL FORCE by Paul Kent

I really enjoyed this little book! It’s a fun and approachable guide to reading the Bible for 40 days.

Like many others, Star Wars was the movie of choice for me and my siblings when we were kids. In many ways I feel some amount of ownership (if that makes any sense) with the original trilogy because its dialog, toys, and characters were such a major part of my growing up years.

Paul Kent (full disclosure: he’s a friend of mine) must feel that same ownership because he treated the Star Wars canon with respect and obvious admiration. I found his points about truth — originating in the Bible, but illustrated in Star Wars stories — convincing and inspiring. I also think he did a good job of not overstating his case. There are no claims that Star Wars is a “Christian movie” or anything like that (see the introduction). Rather, there are observations that the truth of God — creation, sin, love and redemption — can be found illustrated in all kinds of places, even galaxies far, far away.

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