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Finding God in the Movies: 33 Films of Reel Faith
     

Finding God in the Movies: 33 Films of Reel Faith

by Catherine M. Barsotti, Robert K. Johnston
 

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ISBN-10: 0801064813

ISBN-13: 9780801064814

Pub. Date: 08/01/2004

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

You love movies. Who doesn't?

In Finding God in the Movies Catherine Barsotti and Robert Johnston show you how to combine your love of movies with your desire for God. Introducing thirty-three films of faith--ranging from Tender Mercies to X-Men--the authors identify and explore key biblical themes like forgiveness, faith, and repentance. An enthusiastic guide for

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You love movies. Who doesn't?

In Finding God in the Movies Catherine Barsotti and Robert Johnston show you how to combine your love of movies with your desire for God. Introducing thirty-three films of faith--ranging from Tender Mercies to X-Men--the authors identify and explore key biblical themes like forgiveness, faith, and repentance. An enthusiastic guide for the individual movie lover or small group, this resource contains production notes and film synopses, relevant Scripture texts, theological reflection, recommended video clips, discussion questions, and more. It will deepen your fervor for film and for God.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801064814
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
923,838
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface10
Finding God in the Movies: An Introduction12
How to Use This Book31
Affirming Our Humanity
1.Life Is Beautiful (d. Benigni, 1997)42
2.Amistad (d. Spielberg, 1997)50
3.No Man's Land (d. Tanovic, 2001)58
4.We Were Soldiers (d. Wallace, 2002)58
Beauty, Imagination, and Creativity
5.Spirited Away (d. Miyazaki, 2002)74
6.Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (d. Lee, 2000)82
Choosing Life
7.Big Night (d. Scott and Tucci, 1996)92
8.Fearless (d. Weir, 1993)98
Embracing Our Vocation
9.The Rookie (d. Hancock, 2002)108
10.Billy Elliot (d. Daldry, 2000)115
11.The Apostle (d. Duvall, 1997)123
Reconciliation within Families
12.The Straight Story (d. Lynch, 1999)134
13.Ulee's Gold (d. Nunez, 1997)142
14.Fly Away Home (d. Ballard, 1996)150
Racial Reconciliation
15.Save the Last Dance (d. Carter, 2001)160
16.Remember the Titans (d. Yakin, 2000)160
17.X-Men (d. Singer, 2000)173
18.The Hurricane (d. Jewison, 1999)173
Forgiveness
19.Smoke Signals (d. Eyre, 1998)188
20.Antwone Fisher (d. Washington, 2002)196
Community and Friendship
21.About a Boy (d. Weitz and Weitz, 2002)206
22.Italian for Beginners (d. Scherfig, 2001)213
Faith
23.Simon Birch (d. Johnson, 1998)222
24.Tender Mercies (d. Beresford, 1983)229
Faith and Doubt
25.The Third Miracle (d. Holland, 1999)238
26.Signs (d. Shyamalan, 2002)245
27.K-PAX (d. Softley, 2001)245
Living Our Faith
28.The Year of Living Dangerously (d. Weir, 1982)260
29.Patch Adams (d. Shadyac, 1998)266
Images of the Savior
30.The Spitfire Grill (d. Zlotoff, 1996)276
31.The Iron Giant (d. Bird, 1999)283
Renewing the Church
32.Sister Act (d. Ardolino, 1992)292
33.Chocolat (d. Hallstrom, 2000)298
Appendix 1Movies Listed by Related Biblical Text307
Appendix 2Movies Listed by Topic310
Notes319

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