A couple of weeks ago I pointed you to an article in Relevant Magazine about Chuck star Zac Levi and his faith. The cover article of the latest issue is about Bear Grylls, the star of Man vs. Wild. It’s a great article, in which he talks about his faith and his life. You can click here to read it. Be warned, Relevant uses a digital format for their current issue that isn’t very user friendly. They do it so you can read the entire magazine as it appears in print. If you want to read the Grylls article, you can just click on his name on the cover. It will take you directly there. Here some of the quotes I just loved:
What does [faith] mean? It’s about being strengthened. It’s about having a backbone run through you from the Person who made you. It’s about being able to climb the biggest mountains in the world with the Person who made them.
I remember having one moment when some really good friends turned their back on me in a really nasty way…And I remember praying a simple prayer up a tree one evening and saying, “God, if you’re like I knew you as a kid, would you be that friend again?” And it was no more complicated than that.
Jesus never said, “I’ve come so you can feel smart and proper and smiley and religious…[Faith] is about finding life and joy and peace, I am not at church a lot because I’m away a lot, so I kind of cling to the simple things, like, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”It’s worth trying to read the whole article. He talks about the parachuting accident he had when he was a member of the British SAS that left him with a broken back. He talks about rehab and his quest to become the youngest Briton to climb Mt. Everest. He also talks about his family and their domicile of choice (a houseboat on the Thames). I love the section about how his wife came to faith in Christ. It makes sense the guy’s a Christian. You’d have to have some crazy faith to eat some of the stuff he eats. But what do I know? Is it really that much worse than what they serve at 7-eleven?