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Divine Comedy - Human Tragedy

What is Life?

Glen Scrivener


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Divine Comedy - Human Tragedy

What is Life?

Glen Scrivener


What is life, a tragedy or a comedy? This isn't a question of whether life is hilarious (mostly it's not). It's about whether life is hopeful. A tragedy has joy but it ends in pain it's shaped like a frown: up and then down. A comedy has pain but it ends in joy - it's shaped like a smile: down and then up. So, what is life, tragedy or comedy?

The world tells you that life is a tragedy. It's full of fun but it ends in the pit. Is there any hope? Easter tells you of a divine comedy. It's the story of the Author entering our great drama, plunging down to the pit and rising up to joy. Could that story be true? Might there be someone who has taken our tragedy to give us his comedy? Read Divine Comedy and find out.

Praise for this book:

"Short, but profoundly challenging - this brilliantly written booklet that takes the reader from Tragedy to Comedy, from Shakespeare to 'The Life of Brian' will make you think very deeply about the story of your life and present you with an eternal choice." ~ Rico Tice

"What an excellent, punchy, creative and witty presentation of the Christian story. Divine Comedy is short enough to be read in an hour, yet deep enough to make you think for a decade." ~ Andrew Wilson

"As is always the case with Glen's word, Divine Comedy is thought-provoking, eye-opening, heartwarming and persuasive. Highly recommended." ~ Joel Virgo

"Glen always finds new ways to shock me with ancient truths. Without pulling punches or wasting words, Divine Comedy shows that the story of life need not be a tragedy, and raises the curtain on a reality so sweet you can't help but smile." ~ Barry Cooper

"This book is about life, and death, and God, and you, and it is a brilliant introduction to what everything is really all about. Thanks Glen, I hope many people will pick this up because before they put it down, they will encounter something truly amazing... How God turns our tragedy into a comedy." ~ Peter Mead

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    Divine Comedy - Human Tragedy

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    Glen Scrivener

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5.0 based on 2 reviews

Evangelistic Energy

Divine Comedy, Human Tragedy is a real gift for Easter outreach opportunities. Clocking–in at just 55 pocket–size pages, each of the seven chapters feels like you’re reading a punchy blog–post. Glen’s turn–of–phrase is second–to–none and for those enquirers that are prepared to give a book a go, I’d put good money on them finishing it. The writing feels fresh, and, God–willing it will excite believers and compel unbelievers.

Robin Ham

Small but powerful

Don’t be fooled into thinking that small books can’t carry a powerful message. This compact but fast–paced book examines whether life is a comedy or tragedy and takes us on the journey travelled by Jesus from the heavenly heights, to the depths, and back again. Scrivener does so well to acknowledge the harsh realities of our tragic world but presents the sure and certain hope that a resurrected Jesus has given us; ‘it’s the stuff of fairy tales. Except that this fairy tale has come true.’ Believer, I challenge you to read this book then pass it to a non–believing friend. It will make both of you think carefully about your life story and how Jesus has entered it.

Carina Maciver, Dowanvale Free Church

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