What is your purpose?
Finding your purpose in the world can be a challenging pursuit.
It helps to understand the greater story around you.
Whether we realize it or not, we all have an internal belief system—a worldview—which directs our thoughts and actions. Our worldview is how we understand the world around us—where we came from, how we should live, and what our purpose is. Examining your personal worldview in light of God’s Master Story can strengthen your faith and clarify your purpose in this world.
Finding Your Part in God’s Master Story is an interactive group study that explores different ways Christians view their world and encourages all Christians to have a consistent, comprehensive, and biblical worldview.
What Is It About?
Finding Your Part in God’s Master Story helps to answer the question “What do Christians believe?” and helps Christians answer the question “What do I really believe?”
In a culture which is quickly disposing of labels and classifications, it is becoming harder to understand what it means to be a Christian.
In Finding Your Part in God’s Master Story, we learn
To build a consistent, comprehensive, and Christian worldview, we can
About the Author
Janet Ruth is an author, teacher, and life-long learner. She holds a master’s degree in Biblical Studies as well as a law degree, and has written one novel and two Christian living books. In her newest book, Ruth combines her love of research and her years of experience as a trial attorney and a college professor to teach important Christian doctrines and help her readers develop a strong Christian worldview.
Who Is It For?
Finding Your Part in God’s Master Story is designed primarily for group study by young adults, upper high school to lower college grades. The interactive format of this book and its short length make it an excellent addition to classes on worldviews or comparative religions. It will be valuable for youth pastors and small group leaders who want to provide a good overview of different Christian viewpoints on important issues.
While primarily a book for students, adults will also enjoy the open-ended format of the book and an opportunity to explore how other Christians understand their world and our place in it.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: What’s Your Story
Chapter Two: Expectations
Chapter Three: Point of View
Chapter Four: Setting
Chapter Five: Characters
Chapter Six: Exposition
Chapter Seven: Inciting Incident
Chapter Eight: Goals
Chapter Nine: Obstacles and Opposition
Chapter Ten: Ultimate Climax
Chapter Eleven: Resolution
Chapter Twelve: The Whole Story
Story, at its heart, is one of the primary modes in which God speaks to us, which means its one of the main vehicles for God's truth.... Our faith is formed not just by propositional truths but also by the narratives of Scripture, the tales of Christian history, the great works of fiction, and other art forms."
― Sarah Arthur, Christian author
The Take-Away: Why This Book?
Worldview has become a hot topic in the past decade or two. Christian schools often offer a class in worldview, with some colleges even offering it as major. There are youth camps dedicated to the topic as well as a handful of Bible studies for adults. So, why offer a new book on worldviews now? Keep reading here.
Definition of Terms
In Finding Your Part in God’s Master Story: An Exploration of Christian Worldviews, I hope to help my readers understand some different beliefs Christians have about how our world started, what went wrong, what God is doing to fix it, and how we can help God reach his goal. While exploring external Christian worldviews, each reader is asked questions to help them understand their own internal worldview and to ensure that their personal beliefs are consistent, comprehensive, and truly Christian. What do I mean by the terms Christian and worldview? Find out more here.