Literary Insights

Literary Insights: A Book Lovers Review

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Infallible Story

We tend to think of storytellers in mythical, epic terms: crazed creatures wandering lonely roads, or aged gurus in hooded robes who live in caves and commune with the dead. But storytellers are really artists who craft art with tools. Artists like those Iron Chefs as well as the straightforward short-order chefs who cook up simple food. Storytellers, like good chefs, create art so that the body can live and bathe in beauty, truth, and goodness. The great storytellers bake beauty biscuits. They construct truth tiramisu and mix up goodness goulash.
Jesus was the greatest storyteller of all time. Hence this warning: society kills the storytellers first. Plato was right. If you want to change the world, don’t bring in the politicians who make the laws; bring in the poets who tell the stories.
— Excerpted from Viral by Leonard Sweet

How would our expressions of faith change if we thought of the Christian life as a “storybook” life?