God as Author

God as Author

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God as Author takes a thoughtful literary approach to understanding the Gospel. Gene Fant writes in the preface: a€œMost of us have heard that Christ is a€˜the Author and Finisher of our faitha€™ (Hebrews 12:2), so it makes sense that the Gospel would be Goda€™s story. As many a church message board has noted so succinctly, a€˜History is His Story.a€™ In our easy discussions of special revelation, I cannot help but wonder if we have missed something awe-inspiring that may be revealed by a reversal of the lens that we turn toward narrative. Perhaps the Gospel is not just like a story; perhaps story, narrative in general, is like the Gospel. My clear conviction is that something stands behind the power of narrative. In fact, I believe that Someone stands behind it. There is an Author whose skill and grace imbues the broad range of the stories that we tell. There is a Father who gave us a story to help us understand our place in this world, a story that points back to Him. His story is, in many ways, the only story that we know. When we use that realization as a foundation for interpreting and generating narrative, it changes everything, including ourselves.a€We are His well-crafted poiema, whose own nature reflects His.20 As 1 John 4:19 notes, a€œWe love because He first loved ... creates characters and crafts them within the boundaries of the work, characters are amazingly vibrant and surprisinganbsp;...

Title:God as Author
Author: Gene C. Fant, Jr.
Publisher:B&H Publishing Group - 2010-05-01

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