Over the past few years, Jared C. Wilson has become one of my favorite authors as he writes from the heart in a gospel centered, directly to the point, somewhat sarcastic manner. I appreciate his personal stories of the hardships of ministry, and that he has shared some of his ‘worst’ moments in his books with readers who need to hear exactly these things. In his most recent book, The Story of Everything, Wilson looks at the overarching story of the Bible and how everything that happens in life has a God ordained purpose.
Wilson walks through important topics of life and looks at how they fit neatly into God’s redemptive plan for humanity and history. Looking at God’s grace, suffering, the gods we create, Wilson puts life into picture by showing that Christ is the centerpiece of it all, and “the story is not about us, but it is for us.” The topic of the story of God has become a popular one over the past few years, and Wilson’s book here is another one in the mix. What I appreciate about Wilson over some other writers is that he has lived what he shares and has been through some rock bottom difficulties in his life, in his ministry, in his story so I appreciate that he is open and vulnerable in this one.
I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to understand their place in life and why everything that has happened, is happening and will ever happen occurs. Check out Jared C. Wilson’s The Story of Everything.