Christians love to talk about story. We call it a cosmic narrative, the grand drama of redemption, personal testimony or storied living.
But the whole conversation gets a bit nebulous at times … we’re in love with the broad-stroke concept, but we lose touch with what pursuing God’s story in our lives really looks like in the nitty-gritty of our everyday.
This is why I have loved getting to work with the writers and creative minds behind Inciting Incidents: 6 Stories of Fighting Disappointment in a Flawed World published this month. I’ve long been a big proponent of memoir, and when I started talking to Moody Publishers about what a memoir project might look like over a year ago, I couldn’t have guessed that the result would be this talented a group of people behind this beautiful a book.
Curated by Sarah Cunningham, contributed by Jeff Goins, Dave Hickman, Blaine Hogan, Tracee Persiko, Mandy Thompson and David Wenzel, and edited by myself, Inciting Incidents traces the thread of grace through six memoir-esque stories. Here is a group of people who sincerely said “yes” to every plot turn and twist God sent their way—despite their fair share of struggling—and their honest stories will challenge you to put the same amount of intentional pursuit into aligning your own daily details with a much bigger and more beautiful scene.