Review: Christian Wisdom of the Jedi Masters

Posted: July 13th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Book Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Christian_Wisdom_of_Jedi_MastersMy children and I are huge Star Wars fans.  I saw this title by Dick Staub recently on Amazon, and had to get it.  Who can resist the parralels between the the world of George Lucas and Christianity, right?

Mr. Staub parallels the Christian walk to many of the truths brought out in the works of George Lucas, answering the questions, “Where are the Jedi Master type of Christians today? And how do I become one?”

One of the biggest truths I got from the book is mentoring.  One does not become a Jedi alone, but by being taken as a padawan (apprentice) of a Jedi Master.  In today’s Christianity, I see very little of this mentoring.  It seems (unfortunately) the younger generation throws out a lot of the older generation’s input under the “not relevant” tag, forgetting how much wisdom can be attained from their guidance.

I enjoyed the writing style which was pretty down to earth, relating a great deal to today’s culture by pulling parallels to the truths with pop culture.

If you’re a friend, you can borrow my copy.  If not, go get a copy.


  • http://markpenrith.wordpress.com/ Mark Penrith

    Hi there,

    I think in Christian circles everyone want’s to be a Luke Skywalker or Han Solo, the hero, yet no one wants to be Obi-Wan Kenobi, the old guy with the monotone voice or worse yet, a green Buddhist dwarf.

    Man, I haven’t watched Star Wars in a decade. Thanks for the inspiration.

    In Christ,

    Mark

  • jayrodgers

    I have a question, if your life was Star Wars, would you be Luke or Anakin and depending on your answer who would be your ObiWan.

    • http://tsdi.wordpress.com/ baddogmooney

      I would be Luke, and my Obi-Wan? Wow. I would choose Jesus, if He was not an option, Paul Washer.

      • Matt M.

        Paul Washer…or John Piper. If we are looking for all time though, I would love to have been mentored by Charles Spurgeon. Full time preacher by age 18…

    • http://markpenrith.wordpress.com/ Mark Penrith

      Hi there,

      That’s an insightful question.

      I guess I’d by that X-Wing pilot who appear in all three episodes. The guy with the black hair.

      Haha, yes that answer took a bit of thought.

      In Christ,

      Mark

  • http://www.seekingabove.com Tony

    “It seems (unfortunately) the younger generation throws out a lot of the older generation’s input under the “not relevant” tag, forgetting how much wisdom can be attained from their guidance.”

    As I get older I see it going both ways. It’s easy for me to write-off the younger (youth) generation rather than taking the time reach out and be a mentor.

    My kids aren’t teenagers yet so they love Star Wars and still think their dad is Obi-Wan. Man I hope that does not get lost when the hormones kick in.

    Grace and peace.

    Tony