In 1977 an unlikely movie with a vague name opened in America to little fanfare. 30 years later Star Wars is the center of a media empire, replete with follow-up films airing on both the big screen and television, hundreds of books and comic books, toys and other memorabilia. It jumpstarted the then-stagnant science fiction film industry, made icons out of the characters, and introduced millions (perhaps billions) to the idea of The Force. Some see the Force as a higher power, the Taoist concept of yin and yang or even the Christian deity.
Caleb Grimes came of age alongside the cultural phenomenon of Star Wars, and his personal and religious lives parallel the movies. Becoming a Christian, growing up, getting married and pursuing his writing career have all been entwined with his passion for this particular series of movies, and now culminate in this book. Exploring elements of faith touched on in the films, Grimes shines the light of the Bible on them to expose Christian metaphors, as well as inform the reader where they go awry thematically. Arranged in 101 articles ranging in length from half a page to seven pages, these short vignettes coincide with the movies' releases, tracing their stories both onscreen and off from 1977 through 2005.
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