The Stories We Tell: How TV and Movies Long for and Echo the Truth

InThe Stories We Tell, Mike Cosper, a self-confessed TV and film addict, paints on a media canvas “the Big Story of the Bible”—showing how the themes of creation, fall, redemption, and consummation regularly surface in television and movies. Cosper contends, “Many Christians were raised to be suspicious of Hollywood entertainment, but all of the warnings seem to have done little to curb what people watch, except, perhaps, to add a patina of shame to any admission of viewing.”
Swimming upstream against this Christian subcultural tide, he explores the connection between our stories and the one great Story, helping readers to better grasp the longings of their hearts and to thoughtfully engage with today’s popular films and TV shows that capture our imagination. Tune in to discern the echoes of God’s glory in your living room. (Crossway; part of the Cultural Renewal series edited by Timothy J. Keller and Collin Hansen)

About the Author

Robert N. Hosack is Executive Editor for Baker Publishing Group, and he is a member of Church of the Servant CRC in Grand Rapids, Mich.