Think about life for a moment. Don’t “we often insist on living as if we are the beginning, the origin, the primary character?” Yet science tells us the opposite, that I’m “a small, little person in a massive universe that doesn’t really notice” me. How do I attempt to reconcile these extremes? I “need a story, and a God, that can make sense of my little life in this big universe.”
These quotations come from pg. 28 of a new book The Big Story: How the Bible Makes Sense out of Life” by Justin Buzzard. His conviction, after examining numerous worldviews and philosophies is that only the Bible is a big enough story to make sense of the world without dealing with plot gaps and unanswered questions.
Whether you’re a believer or not, I think you’ll find something new in his rendering of the Bible’s message. He doesn’t look at the Bible as merely a book of rules and regulations, nor does he get lost in the intricacies of the 66 different parts within it. Rather he looks for the overall message and the unifying parts which he puts into the context of a play in five acts.