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Signpost 1: The Quest

The Quest for the Holy Grail is the classic quest for the cup of Christ, supposedly used by Jesus at the Last Supper before He was crucified. This noble quest to find the cup, which was thought to possess great power, has been told in many forms and with many characters, including King Arthur, Indiana Jones, and Robert Langdon, hero of the blockbuster novel The DaVinci Code. For the record, our favorite interpretation of this legendary quest is Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The Lord of the Rings is an epic story written by J. R. R. Tolkien that follows the quest of a hobbit named Frodo Baggins to destroy the one ring that was created to control the other rings held by the leaders of Men, Elves, and Dwarves. The reluctant hero pursues his quest primarily to keep the ring out of the control of the evil Dark Lord Sauron. No doubt you’ve seen or heard of the marvelous Lord of the Rings film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. The Chronicles of Narnia follows the adventures of four children— Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy—through a magical wardrobe to the land of Narnia, where animals talk and good battles evil. As brilliantly told by C. S. Lewis, this quest follows Aslan, the mighty lion who asks the children to help him restore Narnia to its rightful line. Star Wars takes place in “a galaxy far, far away” and chronicles the quest for the Force, an omnipresent energy that can be harnessed by those with that ability. Star Wars creator George Lucas describes the Force as “an energy field created by all living things [that] surrounds us, penetrates us, [and] binds the galaxy together.” The Force can be used for good or for evil. And then there’s American Idol, that annual ritual of culture and music that searches for the best (and most ambitious) singer. What starts as a national talent hunt, culling the truly talented from the delusional fame-seeking hoards, ends up as a contest between ten or twelve young men and women who are on a quest of their own: to claim the treasure of being crowned this year’s American Idol. You’ll notice that in all of these grand stories, nobody quests after trivial things. These aren’t quests for the perfect burger or the best ice cream. A worthy quest goes after noble causes like home, the Holy

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GodQuest Non Fiction Book  

By Sean McDowell and Stan Jantz In this life, theres nothing more challenging, more adventurous than going on a search for truth and for som...

GodQuest Non Fiction Book  

By Sean McDowell and Stan Jantz In this life, theres nothing more challenging, more adventurous than going on a search for truth and for som...