The Seventh Story
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Meet Cory
& the Seventh Story

A Fable about "Us" and "Them"

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One story heals and unites.

The story we tell about the world shapes how we live. Along Cory's journey, readers will discover six familiar stories that have repeated through history, teaching us all how to dominate, fear, or withdraw from the world and the beautiful people in it. The good news is that there is another story, a path of openheartedness toward others. Cory's discovery of the Seventh Story will inspire children and adults alike. It's a book aimed to help kids grow up resilient and full of wonder - and grown-ups can learn from it too.

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A children's book for every age

Cory & The Seventh Story is the rare story that speaks to every age — because it's about stories themselves.

Use it to start a discussion with your kids about how we treat those who seem different from us (we think that children aged six to ten might enjoy it best, but older and younger kids have loved it as well). Or open it with adults to revolutionize your own understanding of how the stories we're telling about the world lead to fear, aggression, and loneliness — and how we might tell a story that creates joy, connection, and abundance even in the most difficult times and places.

You can click here to read more about the other part of this project: a fable and essays for grown-ups about "Us", "Them", and the End of Violence.

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Stories, violence, and a two-part project

Read More by Brian McLaren

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"We have more than enough in the story of love."

— Swifthorse, Cory and the Seventh Story

Moving beyond "us"
and "them"

Read More by Gareth Higgins

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A labor of love

This project has been created by a small group of people with a desire to see a less violent, more imaginative world. Learn more about the team behind Seventh Story here.


Cory and the Seventh Story
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