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The interesting aspect of this book though, is not the primary conceit of using the Jedi mythology to explore Christianity. Instead it is the wealth of ideas Staub brings to the table from a variety of sources as he takes us on the journey. The title of the book may presuppose and even help ensure a select demographic, but in truth Staub's book comes across as a fireside chat that would be of interest to many, weaving together elements from Star Wars, the Bible, academia, psychology, and so on to make his underlying point, which is to live a fully-engaged Christian life. For example, in a discussion that starts with a quote from Yoda: "Always two there are, a master and an apprentice," Staub follows up with an obvious Biblical parallel on discipleship from the Book of John, but then takes it further, discussing the Jewish tradition of how a rabbi chooses and trains the next generation of teachers that will succeed him, a more detailed description of how Jesus discipled his own followers, and ending with an off-the-wall but thoroughly on-point illustration from the field of engineering that demonstrates the value of correctly applied knowledge from those we should look to as potential mentors.
By the end of the book, we are reminded of the commonality of belief systems (fictional or otherwise.) All seek to give us our place in the universe, and equip us with the knowledge necessary for a successful journey. Staub's book starts with the myth of the Jedi system, but it's true end is an invitation to become a Christian Jedi, following what he calls the "one true myth" of the Lord of the Force.--Ed Dobeas
nice book i like the star wars references to modern christian life in an appealing clear laymans terms method well donePublished on March 2, 2013 by John
I brought serveral copies as gifts for friends and family. I also got one for myself, it is a good read well done. Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by Adam Joseph Wiebelt, Sr.
This book should probably be titled "Christian Wisdom of Dick Staub" and subtitled "Stuffed into the Mouths of Jedi Masters. Read morePublished on September 15, 2011 by Will Jerom
I got this for my fiance for his birthday and it was extremely cheaper getting it from amazon than any other bookstore so if you want this book I recommend getting it here on... Read morePublished on September 7, 2011 by E. Nance
I majored in Religion and Philosophy and wrote my senior thesis on Theological and Philosophical themes in Star Wars and I have to say that this book was far more of a hindrance... Read morePublished on September 5, 2010 by Clark
The name of the book is misleading. The author simply has a Star Wars quote at the beginning of each chapter, followed by a Bible quote. Read morePublished on August 25, 2010 by Troy O. Clayton
For Star wars fans who are Christian this book is a good start, but that's it. There is NO "Lord of the Force" There is NO external Jedi Messiah. Read morePublished on February 7, 2010 by Nelson Templar
My children and I are huge Star Wars fans. I saw this title by Dick Staub recently on Amazon, and had to get it. Read morePublished on November 4, 2009 by C. R. Mooney
Being a Christian and Star Wars fan, I was excited to see this book come up in a search. I thought, what could it hurt?
But honestly, it's not good. Read more