I’m the author of The Story of King Jesus, a children’s book presenting the whole gospel—the story of God making the world right and good again—in one sitting.
I’m not sure what labels I wear or necessarily what I believe from one day to the next. But I’m fascinated by Jesus. Whatever the gospel may be, to me it’s not a set of spiritual laws. It’s not a decision you make or a prayer you recite. It can’t be found in fighting culture wars or excluding people or maintaining power for the privileged few.
The gospel is about seeing the good in what God made, repairing what’s broken, caring for those in need, and welcome everyone to the table. It’s the story of God rescuing his good world, bringing heaven to earth, making all things new.
In 2012, I helped start an ecumenical movement called Election Day Communion. Around 900 churches from more than 20 denominations voted together to reject the toxic, polarizing atmosphere of American politics by sharing communion on election night.
In 2005, I created a bestselling book called The Story, a 400-page abridgment of the Bible, presented like a novel.