Chapter 7: Love - Video Clips

The best explanation I’ve ever read of why the world is the way it is comes via the book Epic by John Eldredge. If you're not a reader, then get the DVD of Epic Live! - featuring John telling the story onstage.

Here's a snippet from Epic Live! where John talks about the entrance of evil into life's story:


Below is an amazing interview between Tony Robbins and Oprah Winfrey that I discuss at length during this chapter. Watch below as Robbins and Oprah talk about their difficult childhoods and the immense impact the love and grace shown to them by strangers had a profound impact on who they've become as adults:


One of the things that makes the Bible so believable to me is how flawed everyone is. For instance, Jesus’ best friends, his most trusted allies, are a bunch of knucklehead fishermen with little more than a grade school education.

Yet he entrusts the most important message of all time and the eternal fate of mankind to the least likely group of people you could ever fathom!

Here’s why: We aren’t the point. God is.

There's a great video that illustrates some of the characters from the Bible and how God worked through these flawed folks. It's called "March of the Unqualified" and it's a great visual reminder of this point:


Death was never supposed to be part of our story.

That’s why Jesus wept.

That’s also why he restored Lazarus to life — to remind us of something:

This is not the end
This is not the end of this
We will open our eyes wide, wider

This is not our last
This is not our last breath
We will open our mouths wide, wider

And you know you’ll be alright
Oh and you know you’ll be alright

This is not the end
This is not the end of us
We will shine like the stars bright, brighter

— Gungor

Here's the audio of the song performed live: