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The Magnificent Story

Uncovering a Gospel of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth (Apprentice Series)

by James Bryan Smith

We are sto­ry-mak­ing peo­ple. We love read­ing stories―and we love hear­ing the per­son­al sto­ries of oth­ers. We need sto­ries, or nar­ra­tives, to make sense of our world. And those sto­ries shape our lives. What is the sto­ry you have been told about the gospel? About God? About the Chris­t­ian life? About Jesus? About the cross? About your­self? About heav­en? Your answers to these ques­tions will form a sto­ry that will deter­mine how your life will go. The answers reveal your abil­i­ty to trust, to love, to hope―and even your capac­i­ty for joy. Any sto­ry worth giv­ing the pow­er to shape our lives must pass a sim­ple test: is it beau­ti­ful, good, and true? If it is, then it is a Mag­nif­i­cent Story―and that is where trans­for­ma­tion takes place. From James Bryan Smith, author of the best­selling book Good and Beau­ti­ful God, comes this spir­i­tu­al for­ma­tion resource meant to help both indi­vid­u­als and groups under­stand the Mag­nif­i­cent Sto­ry of Christ in their lives. Soon to be fol­lowed by The Mag­nif­i­cent Jour­ney: Liv­ing Deep in the King­dom (Fall 2018) and The Mag­nif­i­cent Mis­sion: Called and Sent by the Sto­ry­teller (Fall 2019), the field-test­ed mate­r­i­al with­in includes spir­i­tu­al prac­tices at the end of each chap­ter and a group dis­cus­sion guide. Uncov­er the true sto­ry of beau­ty, good­ness, and truth that will sat­is­fy the ulti­mate long­ings of your heart.

2017

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